News | The Previous and New Mayors join our club.
The President inducts Steve Coventry
Our new president David Biles took office from the beginning of July and one of his most pleasurable tasks was to induct the new Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Steve Coventry as an Honorary member of the club at a combined Rotary Meeting held on Monday 25th of July 2016.
This follows a tradition established by the Club to invite the Mayor to join the club for their year of office.
Councillor Coventry, who has served Milton Keynes for more than 20 years in various council roles, took over the reins from the outgoing mayor, Councillor Keith McLean.
At his induction Steve said: “Milton Keynes is one of those places that gets into your soul. It gets into your system and I am proud to be given the opportunity to serve this city as Mayor of MK for the coming year. “I am particularly pleased to be serving as mayor in the year which leads into the 50th anniversary of Milton Keynes
Cllr Coventry first moved to Bletchley with his family in 1961 at the age of three. His sister was born in Bletchley in 1963, and the pair went through all of their education at local schools in Bletchley. He was in the first intake at Rivers First School in Trent Road, then went onto Rickley Junior School, and the old Denbigh School in Cornwall Grove. So he feels he is a real Bletchley boy! He was a train driver on the old British Rail from 1974, which he joined straight from school at the age of 16.
His passion is always trying to look after the underdog. He is a firm believer in Trade Unions, and has an interest in Social Housing and Public Transport, as well as policing, and our health services. He is an avid Chelsea FC supporter, although now the MK Dons are here in Milton Keynes he has split loyalties, and try and go to see them when he has the time and opportunity.
Mr Coventry’s official charity for his Mayoral year. The Redway School caters for children between the ages of two and 19 with a wide range of learning difficulties.
These include complex medical conditions, profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and those with an autistic spectrum condition.
Steve has three grown children and will be supported during his year by the Mayoress, Ms Liane Lacey.