The Mayor of Redditch
Councillor Roger Bennett is the current Mayor of Redditch, with Councillor Gareth Prosser as his Deputy.
Cllr Bennett has lived in Redditch for 25 years, is married to Laura, and has one son. Following a successful business career in transport and logistics, Cllr Bennett was elected as a Borough Councillor for Headless Cross and Oakenshaw Ward in 2012. He has served on the planning, licensing, and audit and governance committees and is the current chair of Redditch Highways Forum, the link between local councillors and Worcestershire County Council. Cllr Bennett has also been a county councillor since 2016, where he currently serves on the planning and standards and ethics committees.
At the Annual General Meeting of Redditch Borough Council Cllr Bennett said: "I'm deeply honoured and proud to be representing the borough this year. Redditch is such a fantastic town with so many diverse cultures and wide open green spaces."
Coming from a family who have served in the British Army Cllr Bennett is proud that his cadet for the year is L Cpl Kazi Keisha from the Redditch Troop.
Cllr Bennett's chosen charities are the League of Friends of the Alexandra Hospital, Blue Wave Community Transport, and the Mental Health Action Group (MHAG). "I'm proud of the work they do for the residents of the town," he added, "and together with my wife Laura, who is also my Consort, I look forward to my year of attending many local functions and visiting as many businesses as possible."