02:30AM, Wednesday 21 May 2014
A minute's silence in memory of Cllr Cynthia Endacott gave a poignant start to Tuesday's mayor making' ceremony at Windsor's Guildhall.
Royal Borough councillors, officers and their guests stood in memory of the Independent Clewer North councillor who died on Friday.
Outgoing Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead Cllr Andrew Jenner (Con, Maidenhead Riverside) said: "In her role as councillor she was totally dedicated to all the residents of the Royal Borough. She will be greatly missed by residents, councillors, officers, her family and friends.
"The borough will be a poorer place without her."
He made his tribute before handing over the Royal Borough mace to Cllr Richard Kellaway (Con, Bisham and Cookham), who takes over as Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead for 2014 to 2015.
Windsor's cycling deputy mayor is 'gearing up' to raise money as he pedals for two popular charities.
At the meeting, Cllr James Evans (Con, Clewer South) delighted councillors, officers, residents and guests when he said: "I will be donating 20p for every mile I cover on my bike during my term of office to the mayor's charities this year."
Cllr Evans was confirmed at the meeting in Windsor's historic Guildhall as Deputy Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead for 2014 to 2015.
Cllr Kellaway announced that his chosen charities for his year in office would be the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service and the Longridge Activity Centre in Quarry Wood Road, Bisham.
Among the guests at the 'mayor making' ceremony were John and Fiona Devine, the Dedworth couple who set up their charity in memory of their son Alexander. They plan to build a £5m children's hospice at Snowball Hill in Woodlands Park, Maidenhead.
Longridge is the celebrated activity centre offering outdoor activities for young people. It suffered £100,000-worth of damage during the recent floods.
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