Cove and Southwood ward councillor Sue Carter has been chosen as Mayor of Rushmoor for 2019/20.

The appointment of Councillor Carter as Mayor-elect, and North Town ward councillor Frank Rust as Deputy Mayor-elect, was approved by a meeting of the Council on Thursday 21 February.

Councillor Carter first joined Rushmoor Borough Council in 2008 and was the Cabinet member for Leisure and Youth for three years. She has also served as Chairman of the Leisure and Youth Policy Review Panel. She is currently the Cabinet Champion for Education and Youth.

Outside of her council work, Sue coached football for Rushmoor Community FC over a period of 11 years where she was able to help build the nursery part of the club, for four to seven year olds.

In 2012, she was nominated for the Hampshire Constabulary Area Commander’s Certificate for her outstanding work on behalf of her residents working in partnership with the Safer Neighbourhood Team.

She was also a governor at Parsonage Farm Infant School for four years at Southwood Infant School for three years. She is currently a trustee of the Shots Foundation.

Councillor Carter said: “It’s a fantastic privilege to be able to serve the people of Aldershot and Farnborough as Mayor, and I’m so grateful to the residents who elected me so I could be given this amazing opportunity.

“I’m very proud to have been chosen as Rushmoor’s new Mayor and look forward to an exciting year getting out and about and meeting some fantastic people and organisations in the borough.”

Councillor Rust was first elected to Rushmoor Borough Council in 1994 and has served as a councillor for 22 years. He is currently a member of the Policy and Project and Advisory Board.

He was previously the chairman of the Human Resources Sub-Committee and Vice Chairman of the Standards and Audit Committee.

Outside of the council, he is a Director of the Rushmoor Gymnastics Academy and Secretary of the Aldershot and District Allotments Association.