Residents at the Miramar were delighted to be joined by The Lord Mayor, Councillor Rosemary Doyle and The Lady Mayoress, Jennifer Yonge, at a tea party on Thursday 18th May.
The Lord Mayor is elected annually from among the city councillors and is the ‘first citizen’ of the district, as well as the official representative of the Crown. In effect, this means that anywhere within the district, the Lord Mayor of Canterbury takes precedence over all others except for royalty or the Lord Lieutenant of Kent (if representing HM the Queen).
Apart from these duties, the Lord Mayor plays a big part in community life in Canterbury district, where they are often involved in a variety of historical, ceremonial and charitable activities.
This was the first official engagement since being elected on 17th May so The Miramar was honoured. Residents enjoyed high tea with the ladies who then had a guided tour of the building.