Councillor Tony Noyce has been invested as the Borough of Eastleigh’s First Citizen at the annual Mayor Making ceremony at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End – the first time the venue has hosted the annual ceremony which is the highlight of the civic year.
Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Tony Noyce said
“I’m extremely excited about my Mayoral year and I’m looking forward to promoting so many good things that the borough has to offer.”
“I’m looking forward to having the chance to meet local residents, organisations and businesses that make up this great borough and I’m also looking forward to promoting and supporting my two nominated charities“.
Tony was born in Alresford in 1943 after his mother was evacuated from Southampton. He was one of five children and lived in Swaythling with his parents for 25 years. He married his wife Janice in 1969. They have two children Kim and Jamie and three grandchildren Kirsty, Jimi and Lily. Tony and Janice have lived in West End for 30 years .
Tony attended Swaythling Secondary Modern School and on leaving school had various jobs until working in the docks as a Registered Dock Worker for the National Dock Labour Board until the scheme finished in 1989. Tony was part of a company set up by fellow workers. The last ten years of his working life he worked in the administration of the company as a Training and Resources Co-ordinator and then serving as a Working Director of the company.
Tony served as a helper for the Boys Brigade for ten years. He played football in his younger years and then became a football referee. His hobbies include woodwork, watching Eastleigh Football Club and fishing.
He has served on West End Parish Council since 2003 and has been Vice-Chairman and Chairman. He was elected to be a Borough Councillor for West End North in 2007 and has been a Governor of St James’ School in West End for nearly five years.
His charities this year will be Alzheimer’s Association and Cycles4All.
Councillor Jane Welsh who represents Hedge End St John’s ward was invested as Deputy Mayor for the year.