The new mayor of Barnet has pledged to help the borough recover from the coronavirus pandemic after the lockdown restrictions end.
Cllr Alison Cornelius said she would be happy to provide support as the borough “comes back to life” – especially areas that have been severely affected by the virus.
Elected mayor at the annual council meeting on Tuesday, Cllr Cornelius paid tribute to her predecessor, Cllr Caroline Stock, who served a two-year term.
During his speech, Cllr Cornelius said: “Barnet is an extraordinary place and very well served by many voluntary organizations, which is so vital for the proper functioning of the Borough.
“I look forward to meeting many volunteers and residents, while attending events and supporting organizations throughout the Borough of Barnet.
“As the Covid restrictions end and the Borough comes back to life – especially in areas that have been badly affected – it will be important that we all continue to play our part in helping, and I will be very happy to ‘give my support every time. and wherever appropriate.
Elected Conservative Advisor to Totteridge in 2009, Cllr Cornelius trained in the health and care sector, as an assistant chaplain at Barnet Hospital from 1998.
She is vice president of the Barnet-based charity Eleanor Palmer Trust, which provides nursing homes and sheltered housing.
On the Barnet Council, Cllr Cornelius chairs the Health Watch and Review Committee, which oversees the NHS and other healthcare providers. She is also a member of the environment committee and the regional committee of Chipping Barnet.
In her appointment speech, Council Head Cllr Dan Thomas said Cllr Cornelius had “consistently shown her commitment to her region and to Barnet as a whole”, describing her as a “strong advocate for the care sector” who had “actively raised issues during the pandemic”.
Elected with the all-party support of Tory, Labor and Liberal Democrat councilors, Cllr Cornelius said she would chair council meetings in a “fair and equitable manner”, and that the apolitical side of town hall would be safe in his hands.
Cllr Saira Don, who represents West Hendon to the Tories, has been elected as Barnet’s new deputy mayor.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-26 16:46:18