Woodley Town Council would like to express its thanks to outgoing Mayor Cllr Sam Rahmouni for all his support and hard work as Woodley Town Mayor.
Former Mayor Rahmouni’s chosen charity was the MS Society, Reading and Wokingham Districts. During his mayoral year, Cllr Rahmouni raised £1462.50 for the charity, including donations from Richard Lloyd Funeral Services and Barnes Fitness.
Richard Lloyd Funeral Services donated £100 to the Mayor’s charity when he attended the re-launch of its Woodley premises, while Barnes Fitness donated £1000 to the MS Society, Reading and Wokingham Districts in recognition of support from the Town Council and Mayor for the annual Woodley 10km and 2.5km races.
Woodley Town Council also thanks outgoing Deputy Mayor Cllr David Stares for his support.
The Town Mayor is the first citizen of the town and is elected to the post by fellow Councillors
at the Town Council’s annual meeting in May each year. The role of Mayor is a non-political
position and during the mayoral year, a Mayor puts aside council duties to concentrate on the
role as the town’s first citizen.
The Mayor chairs Council meetings and attends many functions within the town. These include
representing the Council at civic functions, receiving dignitaries, attending dinners, opening
events, talking to clubs and societies and visiting schools. The Mayor asks the Deputy Mayor
to stand in if he/she is not available.