Wandsworth welcomes new Mayor

Published: 18 May 2018

Charities helping older and disabled people will benefit this year from the fundraising efforts of new mayor Piers McCausland.

Cllr McCausland is a councillor for Fairfield ward. Born in Northern Ireland, he is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. He has lived in the borough since 1980 and together with his wife Elizabeth brought his family up here. He was first elected to the council in 1998 and previously served as mayor in 2010. He also served for many years on the planning applications committee.

He is a retired building surveyor with a degree in Law and was involved in the building and construction industry for many years. He has served as the trustee of several charities and a governor of Allfarthing Primary School. He enjoys walking and is a keen environmentalist.

The charities he has chosen to support this year are:

Share Community. Share provides training and employment support to people with disabilities

Leonard Cheshire Disability. The charity runs the Randall Close Day Centre in Wandsworth helping older people and those with disabilities.

Wandsworth Community Transport. This charity helps older and disabled people socialise and get out and about and runs the popular Shopmobility scheme.

The new deputy mayor is Councillor Jane Cooper. Cllr Cooper was born and bred in Yorkshire but has lived in Wandsworth for more than 30 years and represents the people of West Putney.

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