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New Mayor Of Poole Elected

Councillor Philip Eades has been elected as Poole's 765th Mayor at this year's Mayor Making Ceremony.

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Borough of Poole's Civic Party 2013-14

The traditional ceremony - one of the highlights of Poole's civic calendar - also saw Councillor Peter Adams elected as Sheriff and Councillor Carol Evans, appointed Deputy Mayor.

Councillor Eades' duties as Mayor include chairing all meetings of the Full Council, overseeing all citizenship ceremonies for people becoming British citizens in Poole and representing residents as their ambassador at the many functions he will attend in his mayoral year.

The new Mayor of Poole has chosen to support two local projects for his mayoral year:
* Parkstone Sports & Arts Centre, based on Branksome Rec
* YADAS – the Youth Alcohol & Drug Advisory Service, based on Ashley Road

These causes are very important to the Mayor as they are based in his ward so he hopes to use his Mayoral year to be able to give them a much needed helping hand.
 
The Mayor of Poole, Cllr Philip Eades, said: "As a relatively young Mayor with children at school in Poole I have chosen to assist two local charities that concentrate on proving much needed services for the borough’s young people.

"We have much to be proud of in Poole and I'm very proud to be the 765th Mayor and will serve the town to the best of my ability."

Cllr Eades was first elected to the Council in 2003 and represents the Branksome West ward.

Philip lives in Parkstone with his wife Helen and his two children, Daniel (14) and Victoria (12). He has been a keen cricketer for Poole Town CC in Poole Park for over 20 years and has lived in Poole for 25 years since coming to the local area to study.  

As Sheriff of Poole, Cllr Adams will support the Mayor with his civic duties and responsibilities. He has served as a councillor for the Oakdale ward since 2003.