New mayor appointed as community leader is recognised for contributions to the borough

Published: Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Mayor of Oadby & Wigston Cllr Clare Kozlowski and her consort Michael White

Councillor Clare Kozlowski has been appointed as Mayor of Oadby & Wigston for the 2024-25 municipal year.

Deputy Mayor for the 2023-24 year and borough councillor for the Wigston St. Wolstan’s ward, Councillor Kozlowski was elected to the position during a Mayor Making ceremony at the council’s Annual General Meeting last week. Councillor Jasvir Chohan was also elected to the position of Deputy Mayor.

The non-political role of mayor is ceremonial, with the mayor acting as First Citizen and representing the council at events and civic functions.

Councillor Kozlowski said: “I’m honoured to have been elected as Mayor of Oadby & Wigston, and I will always do my best for the borough.

“During my term I will be supporting two charities, Hope Against Cancer which supports cancer research in the Leicestershire and Rutland area and is very dear to my heart, and Wishes 4 Kids which grants wishes to children in Leicestershire who are suffering from life-limiting illnesses or have suffered trauma.

“On behalf of the council I would also like to thank Councillor Rosemarie Adams, our outgoing mayor, for all she has done over the past two years and I’m looking forward to following in her footsteps representing Oadby & Wigston.”

At the meeting Emma Hall from Butterfly Beacons was presented with a Mayor’s Award in recognition of her community work in the borough by Councillor Adams.

Butterfly Beacons is a local charity providing support to women and their families to improve their wellbeing.

Councillor Adams said: “Serving as Mayor of Oadby & Wigston for the last two years has been a privilege and presenting Emma, who has such a passion for her community, with this award was a fitting end to my term.

“I’ve done things that I never thought were possible and met some amazing people – and I hope I’ve represented both the council and the borough as best I can while doing so.

“I’ve also raised almost £2,500 for my chosen charity, Voluntary Action South Leicestershire, an organisation which is very close to me and I would like to thank all who have contributed and helped my fundraising efforts.

“Finally I would like to wish Councillor Kozlowski all the best in her new role, and thank all of the officers at Oadby & Wigston Borough Council who have supported me through this time.”