Council pays tribute to outgoing Mayor of Sutton after historic three year term

19 May 2023

Councillor Trish Fivey’s term as Mayor of Sutton will come to an end next week after an historic three year term that has seen her navigate a global pandemic; the death of the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II; and the coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

Throughout her time as Mayor, Councilor Fivey has completed well-over 1,000 Mayoral visits to schools, care homes, youth groups, businesses and religious groups across the borough; raised over £65,000 for her chosen charities (Home-Start Sutton, The Sutton Mental Health Foundation, Maggie’s at the Royal Marsden and The Sutton Women’s Centre); she conducted the Council’s first-ever virtual full Council meeting during the pandemic, as well as being the first Mayor in 70 years to read the proclamation of the accession of our new monarch, King Charles III.

At the last meeting of Council back in April 2023, Councillors from across the political spectrum paid tribute to Councillor Fivey commending the grace, energy and impeccable judgement she has brought to the role.

Commenting on her colleague's term as Mayor, Leader of the Council, Councillor Ruth Dombey said: “Councillor Fivey is the true embodiment of what it means to serve as first citizen of a borough. She has completed more visits, presented more awards and attended more local concerts and performances than any Mayor I’ve known.

“I would like to personally thank Councillor Fivey for all her hard work, she has been a constant in what has been a difficult three years for many across Sutton and throughout this time she has been there celebrating, thanking and congratulating the wonderful people and work of our borough.”

Reflecting on her time as Mayor, Councillor Fivey said: “It has been an honour and privilege to represent and celebrate the people of Sutton for the past three years. Our borough has some of the best community organisations, volunteers, young people and local businesses in London all working to make Sutton a great place to live and we should be proud of this.

“I’m delighted to have raised so much for my local charities who support some of the most vulnerable people in Sutton and I’m proud that I have been able to connect so many local community organisations together to help them to better serve their communities.”

The new Mayor of Sutton will be elected at the next Council meeting on Monday 22 May 2023.

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