This archive post is from April 2018, part of series of blog posts marking the Wimborne Mayor's year 2018/2019. For the rest of this archive click here.

Becoming Mayor Elect

An ‘informal meeting’ takes place each year prior to the official Mayor Making ceremony in order to establish who will be the Mayor and Chairman of the Council – and their Deputy, for the coming year.

Last Tuesday 17th April, I was elected Mayor & Chairman for the coming year and my deputy was also elected. That will be former Mayor Cllr Shane Bartlett. He is also a District and County Cllr so I know I will have great support this year!

I’ve been a Cllr for 3 years and before that I worked closely with the Town Clerk whilst in my role as Wimborne BID Operations Manager.

This year is something totally new for me, so whilst I’m a little nervous (who wouldn’t be), I am also really excited.

So this week has mainly been meeting with the office to understand how it all works, synchronising diaries and putting some key future dates in the diary.  I have also needed to hand over the work relating to my role as Chairman of the Resources Committee to the new Chairman, Cllr Carole Chedgy.

So far, so good, I think it’s going to be a good year.