New Hertsmere mayor ‘will give role heart and soul’
WITH the experience of being a councillor in three different decades, Linda Silver has been chosen as the next Hertsmere mayor.
The Bushey Park representative, who served as a Hertsmere borough councillor from 1974 to 1986, before returning again in 2008, was given the honour on Monday last week.
Speaking at the annual meeting inside the council chamber in Borehamwood, she said: “I would like to thank those who nominated me and congratulate Rosemary Gilligan on the excellent way she conducted herself throughout the year.
“I know how much she is respected and liked; I wish her well on her return to the political arena,” said the Conservative councillor.
The mum-of-five’s chosen charities for the year are Help for Heroes, in memory of her late father, who was a colonel in the Royal Engineers, and JAMI, Jewish Mental Health.
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She added: “I will give it [the role] my heart and soul and all my energy.
“I am very proud to do this service.
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“I look forward to the year ahead and meeting all the different people across Hertsmere, which is such an amazing place to live.”
One of her first duties as mayor was the following day, where she attended the PB1 Children’s Centre, based at Oakmere School in Chace Avenue, Potters Bar, for a professional tea.
On Saturday she was in Potters Bar again to meet the Elstree Light Operatic and Dramatic Society, at the Wyllyotts Centre, on Darkes Lane.