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Councillor Trevor Hart was born in Market Harborough in Leicestershire. He moved with his family to Lancashire when he was 11 years of age and settled in Preston. He attended Ashton High School and then W.R. Tuson College in Preston where he did his A-Levels before studying at Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside where he trained as a teacher.
He then started his career at Binley Park High School in Coventry before returning to Preston as Deputy Head to Queen’s Drive Primary School and then as Head at Lea Community Primary School. He completed his career in education as a Local Authority School Adviser supporting schools across Lancashire.
Councillor Trevor Hart was married to Claire for 34 years before she sadly lost her fight to a terminal illness in 2016. He has two children both married and living in Preston and three grandchildren between them.
Councillor Hart was elected for Lea ward in 2008. He has served on many committees, including planning committee and Audit Committee which he has Chaired during 2017/18.
Councillor Hart spent a number of years serving as a Parish Councillor for Lea and Cottam including as Chair of the Parish Council before taking up an elected position on Preston City Council representing Lea ward.
As an ex Head Teacher, School Governor and Local Authority School Adviser he has spent his career educating the next generation and ensured his school always had close links with the Council supporting events and inviting the Mayor each year to celebrate with the school on special days.
Councillor Hart is a member of Cottam Community Association as Vice Chair helping provide a community building and a meeting place for the local community.
Councillor Hart and his daughter Mayoress Sarah McAlea supported by a family friend also as Mayoress Laura King have chosen Headway Preston as their Mayor’s Charity.
This charity is very close to the Mayor's heart helping those with Brain Injury, following the loss of his wife due to a Brain Tumour. He hopes to raise the profile and provide valuable support for this charity during his year as Mayor.
The Deputy Mayor of Preston is Councillor David Borrow.
Section 3(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 specifically provides that the Mayor shall have precedence in the district, but not so as prejudicially to affect Her Majesty's royal prerogative.
Within the City of Preston, therefore, the Mayor must be given precedence over all except Her Majesty the Queen, members of the Royal Family (i.e. Princes, Princesses, Dukes and Duchesses of the Blood Royal, styled "His (Her) Royal Highness") and Her Majesty's representatives when acting in their official capacities and directly representing the Crown (viz. Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Lancashire, and, in certain circumstances, the High Sheriff for the County of Lancashire).
Accordingly, the place reserved for the Mayor must be on the immediate right of the Chairman or other person presiding at any occasion except when one of the persons to whom the Mayor yields precedence is present.
The Mayor is normally attended by an Officer from whom advice on matters of protocol may be sought.
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