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Cllr Alfred Friday was elected as the new Mayor for Spelthorne at the Annual Council Meeting held on Thursday 19 May.

Representing the Sunbury East ward. He is married to Kaye and has a daughter and two granddaughters. Cllr Friday has lived in Sunbury since 1983.

A professional charity fundraiser until his retirement in 2012, Cllr Friday is interested in all things automotive. Kaye is an actress, dancer and model and has a strong interest in the performing arts.

During his term as Mayor, Cllr Friday will be supporting the following charities:-

  • Parkinson’s UK: the Staines-upon-Thames branch offers information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. They help suffers meet other people affected by the condition and also organise regular events and social activities.
  • One-to-One: a friendly hardworking charity that arranges social activities for adults with learning disabilities in North West Surrey.
  • Home-Start Spelthorne: one of the leading family support charities in the UK, Homestart helps families with young children cope with challenges and build better lives. Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, health problems, bereavement and other issues are also supported.

Speaking during the meeting, Cllr Friday said: “Thank you ladies and gentlemen of Spelthorne Council for electing me as your Mayor this evening and I will do all within my power to repay that trust. We are proud to live in a wonderful borough that has busy, prosperous towns, that is blessed with a lovely river, pretty villages and lively communities. There are hidden gems like St Marys Church in Stanwell with its twisted spire and Sunbury’s Walled Garden. Kaye and I look forward to making ourselves known to all of you as well as representing Spelthorne to the wider world. ‘Let’s make Spelthorne sparkle’ is going to be the theme for my mayoral year.”