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Wednesday, 29 May 2019


Sandwell has a new mayoral team, which will be raising money for two local charities over the coming year.


Councillor Dr Ann Jaron (Abbey ward) is the new Mayor of Sandwell following a ceremony in the council chamber last night (Tuesday 21 May).

Her consort is her sister Eve Keeling. Councillor Suzanne Hartwell (Oldbury ward) is the new Deputy Mayor of Sandwell.

Her consort is partner Geoffrey Deakin.

At last night's ceremony, votes of thanks were passed to the outgoing mayor and deputy, Joy Edis and Carol Goult.

The new mayoral team will be raising money for Sandwell Young Carers and Brushstrokes, which are both based in Sandwell.

Councillor Jaron, who has represented Abbey ward since 1996, said: "After 23 years as an elected member of Sandwell Council,

I am honoured that colleagues have chosen me to be Mayor for the coming year.

I will do my best to represent the interests of Sandwell during the coming year and to be fair when presiding at meetings.

Thank you again for this privilege." The Mayor is the first citizen of Sandwell.

While the role is non-political, the Mayor presides over meetings of the council.

The Mayoralty attends events across Sandwell and also represents the borough at functions outside Sandwell involving local residents or organisations.

To find out how to donate to the Mayor's charities, contact the Mayor's Parlour on 0121 569 3204 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sandwell Young Carers, based in Bratt Street, West Bromwich, provides guidance and support to children and young people (aged 5-18) whose health, education and social lives have been affected as a result of caring for a dependent family member.

For more information, visit or follow 'Sandwell Young Carers' on Facebook and Twitter @SandwellYC. Based in Watt Street, Smethwick, Brushstrokes is a partnership project of Father Hudson’s Care, the Infant Jesus Sisters and the Parish of St Philip Neri. Brushstrokes serves the whole community, particularly asylum seekers, refugees and newcomers, with kindness and respect, to affirm the rights and dignities of vulnerable people across Sandwell, West Birmingham and the Black Country.

For more information, visit or follow 'Brushstrokes Sandwell' on Facebook.


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