Cllr Hugo Deynem

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As the new lord Mayor of Chester and our newly re-elected Borough Councillor, Cllr Hugo Deynem has provided Tarvinonline with details of his background and Biography

'Hugo has lived and worked in Cheshire West & Chester for nearly 50 years. He is married to Deb with three children. Currently Hugo is working for E.ON Energy as a Health & Safety Advisor, having previously run a number of small companies for himself for some 16 years.

Hugo was first elected to represent the Kelsall ward on the former Chester City Council in 1993 and has been pleased to serve Kelsall and Tarvin as a councillor on the new Cheshire West & Chester Borough Council since its inception, which followed the disbanding of the two tier system, abolished by the Labour government in 2009.

Following re-election on to Cheshire West & Chester Borough Council in May 2011 Hugo chaired the Localities Scrutiny Board, is his party's Spokesperson on the Standards committee and a Chair on the Public Rights of Way Committee. Hugo is also Member Champion for Climate Change for the authority. He is also a member and chair of a number of outside bodies.

Hugo was re-elected in May 2015 having completed a very successful year as Deputy Lord Mayor of Chester for 2014/15. He is extremely pleased and honoured to be "the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Chester" for 2015/16.

Hugo said: "As the Lord Mayor of Chester I want to engage closely with our vibrant tourist economy, including the city centre hoteliers, Guest House proprietors and key visitor attractions to achieve two things, one to raise the profile of, and engagement with, the civic team and the heads for mutual benefit and secondly to assist in my fundraising objectives for the year.

I have chosen to support three important charities during my term of office.

I am extremely pleased to be supporting OPAL, Older People Active Lives which is a local charity working across Cheshire West doing excellent work in encouraging and supporting our older residents to get out and about and improve opportunity for social interaction. I am also supporting Cancer Research which is the well known cancer fundraising charity, a cause which is personally close to me and my family. The Wildlife Habitats Trust is the third charity I am raising money for this year. This charity is dedicated to raising and distributing funds to help with the acquisition of land for shooting and wildlife conservation. The Trust provides grants to help manage sites for wildlife conservation and also provides support for local and national Biodiversity Action Plans.

We are in the second year of the 100th commemoration of WW1 and as we move through this civic year there will, rightly be, a focus on the key dates that resonate most clearly with us here in Chester and Cheshire, particularly those all so important dates that involved our brave men and women involved in the Cheshire Regiment.
I will be hosting a number of fundraising events planned throughout the year to support my chosen charities and would be pleased if you are able to support me and them at one or more of these events. We will also be holding open days at the Town Hall and you would be more than welcome to come along have a cup of tea and spend some time visiting the Lord Mayors Parlour.
It is going to be a very busy year, but an enjoyable one, that I trust will bring both an economic and cultural benefit to our beautiful City and wider Borough."