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deputy mayor of dartford 2013

deputy mayor of dartford 2013

deputy mayor of dartford 2013

Deputy Mayor of Dartford 2013

The Deputy Mayor of Dartford, Councillor Avtar Sandhu MBE was first elected into Dartford Borough Council in 2011 as member for Newtown ward.

Living in East Dartford, Councillor Avtar Sandhu MBE (known as Av) is happily married to Sukh with two children, Jas and Harps.

After leaving school, he took over the family business and has built up two successful businesses locally. He runs and owns a fully licensed function hall known as Amar Hall. His second business, Mobile Bar Hire Ltd, is a leader in providing fully licensed bars nationwide. Both businesses are very successful locally and nationally within the hospitality industry.

Councillor Sandhu was a Director of Dartford Football Club and both of his businesses were involved in fundraising for the Princess Park Stadium.

Councillor Sandhu has undertaken considerable charity fundraising, including raising 16,000GBP for the Boxing Day Tsunami Disaster Fund in 2006 and fundraising for BBC Children In Need. Av also supported events nationwide, including raising money for Help for Heroes in central London. He is committed to assisting charities and other organisations in 'making things work'.

Following in the footsteps of his late father, Mr Darshan Sandhu MBE, Councillor Sandhu has always regarded himself as a people's person who listens to people's concerns and then tries to assist and overcome their issues.

Av sits on the boards of Kent Equality Cohesion Council, Kent Peoples Trust and Council for Voluntary Services.

Councillor Sandhu's greatest achievements include receiving an MBE for services to the community of North West Kent followed by being elected as Kent County Councillor representing Dartford North East in 2009.

What do I look to achieve as Deputy Mayor?
As Deputy Mayor of Dartford, I am looking forward to working alongside the Mayor of Dartford, Cllr. Patsy Thurlow. Under her leadership, I am looking forward to representing the Borough of Dartford where ever required. As part of the role of Deputy Mayor of Dartford, I look forward to attending many events within the Borough, being a peoples person, I'm always keen to build relations and meet new community groups, businesses and organisations who are willing to meet the Mayoral team of Dartford. My ultimate achievment as Deputy Mayor of Dartford would be to reach out to those members of the community who perhaps need greater envolvement in the Borough. Fundraising is the key to my year as Deputy Mayor and so I'm 100% committed to raising as much money as possible for the Mayor of Dartford during her term in office (Renal Unit at Darent Valley Hospital and Waller Park Pavilion, mini bus).

Feel free to contact Avtar here.

Lead Member for Business and Enterprise Dartford

Lead Member for Business and Enterprise Dartford

Lead Member for Business and Enterprise Dartford

Avatar Sandhu MBE is the current Lead Member for Business and Enterprise for Dartford Borough Council. The role sees him providing advice on a range of business related topics for budding entrepreneurs through to large organisations. The main areas which Avtar is available to offer his advice on are –

- Business Rates
- Licensing
- Food safety and infectious diseases
- Beauty treatment and skin piercing
- Doing business with the Council
- Public Registers

Funding is a large part of what drivers business in and around Dartford and these areas are also covered –

- tiger fund
- Search for available grants
- Advice and support for new businesses
- Apprentices

If you are seeking business advice then please contact Avtar today by clicking here.

Visit To Long Reach Sewage Works

Visit To Long Reach Sewage Works

Visit To Long Reach Sewage Works

Councillor Avtar Sandhu, along with other Dartford Borough Council and Kent County Council members visited the Long Reach Sewage Works on the 15th March 2013 to have a tour of the plant and of the �40 million upgrade to the site which reduces odour and improves the quality of water returned to the Thames. This water, on average, goes through a 4 day cleansing programme including the removal of all of the waste, chemicals and gravel. After their tour the councillors were briefed on further improvements that will soon be happening to the site to make this already marvellous plant even better.

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Baroness Thatcher in Dartford Kent

Baroness Thatcher in Dartford Kent

Baroness Thatcher in Dartford Kent

Baroness Thatcher visited Dartford in 1984 at which time my father, local Indian community leader, late Mr Darshan Singh Sandhu MBE had the pleasure of welcoming her at Conservative head office in Dartford. Although my father passed away in 1999, the memories of his connection and relations with the Conservative party live on through our family. Mrs Thatcher in Dartford

In various family conversations my father would often relate Baroness Thatcher with another great female leader of the time, late Mrs Indra Gandhi (Prime Minister of India). My fathers admiration for her came through the passionate resemblance of himself and the commitment to the nation, they both seemed to have a clear goal in mind.

Throughout my fathers final years he had the pleasure of meeting Baroness Thatcher on many occasions, one of which was at the unveiling of the statue of late Mrs Indra Gandhi at the Indian High Commission, London.

When my father greeted her with a garland (traditional indian welcome) the press cameras's were flashing away to capture the moment. My memory of her is shown in the images below and from what I can remember she was a very stong lady who's aim was always to do the best for the country. At this moment my thoughts and best wishes go to Carol and Mark and their families.

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