Bournemouth's new mayor Councillor Chris Mayne to start an awards initiative

HONOURED: Cllr Chris Mayne is made mayor

HONOURED: Cllr Chris Mayne is made mayor

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THE NEW mayor of Bournemouth said he hopes be a strong ambassador for the town and leave a lasting legacy for his grandchildren.

Councillor Chris Mayne was officially made mayor during a ceremony at the Pavilion.

The businessman, who was first elected to the council to represent Southbourne West in 2003, said he felt humbled to take up the key civic role.

He said: “Bournemouth, what can one say, it is the type of town that offers something for everyone, young or old, and I will do my very best, in my mayoral year, to be a strong ambassador.”

He added: “I am under no illusions. It will no doubt be extremely challenging at times, but hopefully very enjoyable and rewarding and something to look back on and leave some kind of legacy to my grandchildren.”

As reported in the Daily Echo, the grandfather of six had come under fire after selecting his 11-year-old grandson Noah Mayne-Venables to be the mayor’s scout, overlooking the recommendation made by the Bournemouth Scouting Association.

Yesterday he told his fellow councillors, special guests and members of the public his grandson will share the role with one other scout, Charlie Pike.

During his acceptance speech, the mayor said he will introduce a new awards initiative to “keep councillors on their toes”.

He said at the end of the year there will be awards for the best backbencher, the councillor who asks the best question and the best behaved councillor.

He said: “Most organisations these days seem to have awards and award ceremonies – so why not for councillors?”

The awards will be based upon performances during full council meetings and the winners will be decided by the mayor and the chief executive of the council.

Cllr Mayne’s chosen charities of the year are the Bournemouth Leukaemia Fund, Special Olympics Bournemouth and District, Bournemouth Male Voice Choir, Bournemouth Young Men’s Christian Association and the Amelia-Grace fund for children with life-limiting illnesses.

His chosen themes for the year are sport and music.

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7:58am Sat 31 May 14

billy bumble says...

FFS

What's next - Employee of the Week?

This person hasn't had a great start has he?
FFS What's next - Employee of the Week? This person hasn't had a great start has he? billy bumble
  • Score: 7

8:02am Sat 31 May 14

arthur1948 says...

lost his credibility allready...

is he spocks lovechild?
lost his credibility allready... is he spocks lovechild? arthur1948
  • Score: 1

8:19am Sat 31 May 14

duke bingo says...

How about concentrating on something positive from the story, like chosen charities, for example? Many will benefit.

However, as usual, easier for some to do something like make fun of someones appearance.
How about concentrating on something positive from the story, like chosen charities, for example? Many will benefit. However, as usual, easier for some to do something like make fun of someones appearance. duke bingo
  • Score: -1

8:20am Sat 31 May 14

boby says...

gandalf on the loose. is he the most honest mayor/?
gandalf on the loose. is he the most honest mayor/? boby
  • Score: 2

8:40am Sat 31 May 14

pete woodley says...

He has already shown the pompous side,where relatives come first.
He has already shown the pompous side,where relatives come first. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

9:53am Sat 31 May 14

Baysider says...

pete woodley wrote:
He has already shown the pompous side,where relatives come first.
Ha, ha...Mr Woodley accusing someone of pomposity! Breathtaking in it's hypocrisy.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: He has already shown the pompous side,where relatives come first.[/p][/quote]Ha, ha...Mr Woodley accusing someone of pomposity! Breathtaking in it's hypocrisy. Baysider
  • Score: -2

10:02am Sat 31 May 14

Hessenford says...

THE NEW mayor of Bournemouth said he hopes be a strong ambassador for the town and leave a lasting legacy for his grandchildren.
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As he has been a council member since 2003 he could been a strong Ambassador for Bournemouth by voicing concerns that there were no D-Day anniversary celebrations planned.
THE NEW mayor of Bournemouth said he hopes be a strong ambassador for the town and leave a lasting legacy for his grandchildren. . As he has been a council member since 2003 he could been a strong Ambassador for Bournemouth by voicing concerns that there were no D-Day anniversary celebrations planned. Hessenford
  • Score: 1

10:17am Sat 31 May 14

Azphreal says...

I hope these awards do not have money involved and how do we know that politics will not play a part in who gets them. Hope they raise a lot for the charities.
I hope these awards do not have money involved and how do we know that politics will not play a part in who gets them. Hope they raise a lot for the charities. Azphreal
  • Score: 4

11:04am Sat 31 May 14

John T says...

I would like to nominate John Beastly as the Mayne Man for any award in view of his services to nepotism and self-serving sacrifices!
I would like to nominate John Beastly as the Mayne Man for any award in view of his services to nepotism and self-serving sacrifices! John T
  • Score: 10

12:22pm Sat 31 May 14

burgerboy says...

Any betting that his grandson or a member of his family gets nominated for one of his so called awards...........
Any betting that his grandson or a member of his family gets nominated for one of his so called awards........... burgerboy
  • Score: 3

2:30pm Sat 31 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

He said at the end of the year there will be awards for the best backbencher, the councillor who asks the best question and the best behaved councillor.

.....

Sounds like a primary school.
He said at the end of the year there will be awards for the best backbencher, the councillor who asks the best question and the best behaved councillor. ..... Sounds like a primary school. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

5:34pm Sat 31 May 14

John T says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
He said at the end of the year there will be awards for the best backbencher, the councillor who asks the best question and the best behaved councillor.

.....

Sounds like a primary school.
No, it's just Bournemouth's almost monopolistic Conservative Council who 'are all in it together'.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: He said at the end of the year there will be awards for the best backbencher, the councillor who asks the best question and the best behaved councillor. ..... Sounds like a primary school.[/p][/quote]No, it's just Bournemouth's almost monopolistic Conservative Council who 'are all in it together'. John T
  • Score: 4

7:00pm Sat 31 May 14

Yankee1 says...

arthur1948 wrote:
lost his credibility allready...

is he spocks lovechild?
Spock is far more handsome.
[quote][p][bold]arthur1948[/bold] wrote: lost his credibility allready... is he spocks lovechild?[/p][/quote]Spock is far more handsome. Yankee1
  • Score: 1

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