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Mayor's Column

At the heart of our communities

“As my year as Wokingham Borough’s first citizen nears its end, I feel privileged and humbled to have served you as your Borough Mayor. And I’ve enjoyed every single moment of it.

It’s more than just our Borough being a great place to live. It’s more than our beautiful country parks, good schools, low unemployment, healthy quality of life and low crime rate.

It’s the residents of a place that truly make it what it is, and during the past year I’ve met some fantastic and inspirational people. Our Borough truly is a role model for its diversity and the way our different communities across it applaud and uphold inclusivity.

During the many civic and community events I’ve had the honour to attend I’ve met so many unsung heroes – people who quietly go above and beyond to help others less fortunate than ourselves. I’m referring to the many clubs, voluntary and charity groups, and those individuals who work alone, in their spare time and with limited resources. I’ve learnt so much from them all.

I’ve also met a lot of children and young people - possibly our future leaders and campaigners – including our Borough’s newest youth MP candidates (pictured). We’re in safe hands.”

Cllr John Kaiser