26 Mar

  • By Loren Robertson

The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead visited Stoke Poges Campus on the 24th March 2014.  Mayor Andrew Jenner, his wife Mrs Julia Jenner and the Aide to the Mayor came to Stoke Poges Campus to talk to Years 9 and 10 about citizenship.

Mayor

Councillor Andrew Jenner was previously elected to serve the residents of St Mary’s Ward (now Maidenhead Riverside Ward) from May 2000 to May 2003 and during that time served as Lead Member for Leisure and Culture and was Chairman of the Maidenhead Development Control Panel. He was re-elected in 2011 and has served on a number of Panels, acting as Chairman of the Licensing Panel and Vice-Chairman of the Visitor Management Forum.

Andrew has been a Magistrate for almost 20 years and is now one of the senior Bench Chairmen. Councillor Jenner has lived in Maidenhead and nearby Burnham for most of his life apart from 10 years spent in Australia where he has dual nationality. He is a company managing director here and has business interests in Australia. He has worked in the community of Maidenhead and Windsor for over 25 years.

The focus of the session was to address the following areas:
Structure of local and central government and how they link.
Impact of local government cuts to the local community.
Differences between criminal and civil court cases.
The role of JP – types of cases/sentences bestowed.

Student comment/feedback:
He is the Mayor for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
The aide asked us all to stand up when the mayor came in and carries the mace.
He is the only mayor to wear white ribbons on his gown (a sign of royalty and a link to the Royal Borough).
His historic chain of office is made of 22 carat gold.
The mace is only turned upside down in the presence of royalty.
The mace used to be used for protection and the long sleeves of the gown date back to when taxes were collected.
He has no actual power as the mayor but lots of influence.