New Mayor of Stevenage

25 May 2016

The Mayor of Stevenage for 2016/17, Cllr John Lloyd, has taken office.

John, who also served as Mayor of Stevenage in 2012/13, has been a Councillor for the Roebuck ward since 2004, and, as a County Councillor, has served a total of 19 years at County Hall representing Chells and Shephall.

John comes from Newport in South Wales. He moved to Stevenage in November 1967, when he started work for Stevenage Development Corporation in the Maintenance Department. He is married to Joan, who is the longest serving female Borough Councillor in Stevenage, having first been elected in 1976. Joan was Mayor in 1990. They have two children who were both educated in Bandley Hill and Shephall.

John is Vice-Chairman of the Stevenage Royal British Legion.  He is an Independent Trustee of GEMMS, the Stevenage Furniture Recycling Scheme and Stevenage Age Concern.  He is also Chairman of Stevenage Air Cadets and a member of Stevenage Male Voice Choir.

The Mayor will be supporting two charities for 2016/2017. They are The Phoenix Group for Deaf Children and The Garden House Hospice.

The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Pam Stuart.

The new Mayor said: “It’s a great honour to be Mayor of Stevenage for the next 12 months. Having undertaken this role once before I am looking forward to getting out and about again and meeting lots of residents as well as taking part in a diverse range of activities in Stevenage. I also hope to save some energy for supporting my Mayor’s charities as they are very important to me.”