Wokingham Borough Council is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this month since being granted borough status by Her Majesty the Queen in March 2007.
Prior to March 2007, Wokingham was a district council with a Chairman as civic head. Since becoming a borough council, Wokingham has had a Mayor each year to chair the council as well as serving to represent and support the council, residents and businesses within the borough.
The first Mayor, Cllr Angus Ross said: “It was a privilege to initiate the process for borough status back in 2007. It was supported by the then Lord Lieutenant and most of the councillors at the time. I believe that having borough status has assisted the standing of the council locally and nationally.”
Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Keith Baker MBE, said: “It is an honour to represent and support the council, residents and businesses within Wokingham Borough, particularly on our fifteenth anniversary.“
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