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New Mayor for Dacorum appointed


Mayor of Dacorum - Councillor Stewart Riddick

Councillor Stewart Riddick has been appointed as the new Mayor of Dacorum.

Cllr Riddick, who has acted as Deputy Mayor for the past two years, was sworn in at the annual mayor-making ceremony on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

Cllr Riddick has lived in Dacorum for 43 years and has served as a Councillor since 2015, representing Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield, including sitting on a number of committees within the Council.

Cllr Riddick said: "I would like to extend my cordial thanks to Councillor Terry Douris, for the admirable and efficient manner in which he has discharged his duties in the Office of Mayor of the Borough of Dacorum during the past two years. I would especially like to recognise the past 18 months, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic, and wish to place on record everyone’s appreciation of his unstinting energy and sound judgment, dedication and actions during that period.”

The Mayor's charity for the mayoral year is DENS. Established 16 years ago, DENS provides a range of support facilities to help rebuild the lives of those that have encountered unprecedented difficulties in their lives. During the pandemic, DENS was only able to continue providing these essential local support services due to the generosity and donations it received from individuals and local businesses, as well as the additional support from a team of dedicated volunteers.

Cllr John Birnie was appointed Deputy Mayor for 2021-2022. Cllr Birnie has been a Dacorum Borough Councillor since 2015, representing Adeyfield East Ward.

Further information about the Mayor of Dacorum is available on our Mayor of Dacorum page.