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The Mayor of Worthing

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The Mayor of the Borough of Worthing

Please Note: The Mayor may be accompanied to events; the Civic Office will advise on individual basis who will attend with the Mayor.

2018-19 Mayor of Worthing Borough Council Cllr Paul Baker

Paul was brought up in Durrington and attended Durrington Primary School, West Tarring County Secondary School, Northbrook College and Brighton Technical College where he obtained an HNC in Electrical Engineering. He served an Electrical Engineering apprenticeship at Beecham Pharmaceuticals and went on to be a hospital field service engineer. He then moved into technical electrical sales as a specification engineer and became an area sales manager.

Paul took a career break in 2000 and purchased a small hotel in Worthing which he ran with his wife Sandra for 10 years, selling the business in 2010.

He moved back into electrical sales and now works as a technical support engineer for ABB UK Ltd in both Solar Energy and Electric Vehicle Charging.

Paul's hobbies include singing and he has sung with several local choirs and the Ovation Vocal Group.

Paul is also a past president of Worthing Rugby Club where he played 1st XV rugby in the 1980's.

Paul was elected to Worthing Borough Council as councillor for Broadwater in 2016 and he is looking forward to the role of Mayor promoting the wonderful town and people of Worthing.

Paul has chosen three local charities that he will be working hard to raise money for and his theme for his mayoral year is building communities across the town.

He is looking forward to meeting as many people as possible and doing his best to make his year beneficial to the town.

Paul said:

“It is a privilege to have been given the opportunity to serve as the Mayor of Worthing. I'm looking forward to representing the Borough and will work to promote everything it has to offer. I am also delighted to represent Broadwater ward and I am looking forward to an exciting year ahead."

Paul has chosen the following charities to support during his mayoral year: Guild Care Haviland House, Ferring Country Centre and Love Your Hospital - see the Mayor's Charities webpage.

See also: Cllr Paul Baker's webpage

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The Mayoress of the Borough of Worthing

2018-19 Mayor & Mayoress of Worthing Borough Council Cllr Paul Baker with his wife Sandra

Sandra was brought up in Broadwater and was educated at Broadwater C of E Primary School, Worthing County Secondary School for Girls and Chichester College.

She moved into retail management with Royal Doulton and Bentalls. Whilst at Bentalls she met Paul and they were married in 1987 at St Mary's Church Broadwater and settled in Broadwater.

After working at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the technical drawing project engineers department, Sandra moved into her current career in estate agency. She has worked for two local independent estate agents and is currently working at Michael Jones.

Sandra and Paul purchased a small hotel in Worthing in 2000 and they ran this until 2010. During this period she continued with her career in estate agency.

Sandra's interest include going to the gym, swimming and running. Sandra and Paul celebrated their Pearl wedding anniversary in September 2017 and they now live in Goring.

Sandra is looking forward to her role as Mayoress and supporting her husband in his mayoral role and representing Worthing at the various events during their civic year.

Sandra said:

“It has been an honour to support Paul over the last year as Deputy Mayoress and I am looking forward to continuing this support as Mayoress of the Borough.”

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