Conservative Councillors honoured for 25 years of Service

Conservative Councillors Jean Lammiman and Chris Mote and Labour Councillor Phillip O’Dell received ceremonial vellum scrolls to recognise their 25 years as Harrow Councillors at the Council Meeting on 16th January 2020.

Councillor Jean Lammiman was first elected to the Council in May 1994 and has served continuously to date in Hatch End Ward. 

Councillor Lammiman has served on various Council Committees including Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Cabinet, Policy and Resources Committee, Housing and Social Services Committee, Education, Leisure and Arts Committee, Education Consultative Committee, Social Services Appeals Panel, Tenants’ and Leaseholders’ Consultative Forum, Health and Social Care Scrutiny Sub-Committee, Call-In Sub-Committee, Development and Planning Committee, Education Awards Appeals Panel, School Organisation Committee, Employees’ Consultative Forum and both the Member Development Panel and Working Group. In that time, she variously held the offices of Portfolio Holder for Community and Cultural Services and Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee. Councillor Lammiman has represented the Council on numerous outside bodies including Relate London North West, Harrow Association for Disabled People, Middlesex Guildhall Collection and Trust Fund, Harrow in Europe Committee, Deputy Lord Lieutenant’s Committee, John Pardoe Charity and in a number of Lead roles on London Councils.

In the municipal year 2007/08, Councillor Lammiman held the office of Mayor and she undertook over 700 engagements. During her Mayoral year, Councillor Lammiman focussed on the community and in particular young people. The Teenage Cancer Trust was her chosen charity with the aim of pioneering the development of an innovative education model to raise awareness of young people about cancer, their health and general wellbeing. Over £50,000 was raised for the charity

Councillor Lammiman held the office of Deputy Mayor in the 2006/07 municipal year and represented the Mayor on 37 occasions at local community and voluntary organisational, inter-borough and civic events.

As a past Mayor, Councillor Lammiman was elected to the Executive of the London Mayors’ Association which works across all London Boroughs.

Councillor Chris Mote was first elected to the Council in May 1982 in the Rayners Lane Ward and, after having a break from 1986-1994, has served continuously to date in Pinner West Ward (1994-2002) and then Pinner South Ward (2002 to date). 

Councillor Mote was Leader of the Council from 2006-2008. He has served on various Council Committees including Cabinet, the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Chief Officers’ Employment Panel, Performance and Finance Scrutiny Sub-Committee, Policy and Resources Committee, Standards Committee, Personnel Appeals Panel, Grants Advisory Sub-Committee, Licensing and General Purposes Sub-Committee, Leisure Committee, Traffic and Transport Sub-Committee and the Town Centre and Major Projects Panel. He held the position of Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and was Portfolio Holder for both Community and Cultural Services and Strategic Overview, Harrow Strategic Partnership, External Affairs and Property. Councillor Mote has also represented the Council on the Deputy Lord Lieutenant’s Committee, Harrow Arts Council, and Harrow Council for Racial Equality, Harrow Police and Community Consultative Group, London Youth Games and in a number of Lead roles on London Councils.

Councillor Mote held the office of Deputy Mayor in the 2009/10 municipal year and represented the Mayor on 57 occasions at local community and voluntary organisational, inter-borough and civic events.