Town Mayor and Chairman of the Council
Cllr Carol Butter
First elected in 2015
I have lived in the Wimborne Minster area for the past 30 years and just love the mix of countryside and town that the area offers. Wimborne and the surrounding area is a lovely place to live and I am keen that we retain that feel for all residents, particularly in light of the number of housing developments we are experiencing at the moment.
I was first elected in 2015 having decided to stand for Town Council when my area of Colehill West was moved into Wimborne Town following the boundary changes. I felt it important that the residents had someone who lives locally and understands the area to represent them.
My working life was in Banking and Finance where I had a varied career including Finance, Audit and was responsible for the implementation of a number of Financial Projects. Having downsized my work commitments, I wanted to put something back into the community and I am a strong believer that residents should receive value for their hard-earned money, I will strive to ensure that we achieve this as a Town Council.
Having lost my Mum in the early part of 2014, I have an interest in the elderly, their support and care and in particular the dreadful condition of dementia. I am hoping that we can make a difference to the lives of many in the community.
In my spare time I love walking and enjoying the countryside. I was privileged to be a judge at the Equestrian event at the London 2012 Olympics and am still a keen volunteer with British Eventing. I am passionate about animal and wildlife welfare and have a little rescue pony called Sprout and a young cat named Tigger.
It is a huge privilege to be elected as Mayor of this lovely Town and I am lucky to be supported by our Officers and a talented team of Councillors all of which give their time willingly as volunteers.
The chosen mayoral charities for 2022-2023 are:-
Dial A Ride https://www.wimborne.info/dial-a-ride
Walford Mill Education Trust http://www.walfordmillcrafts.co.uk/education.html
UK Wild Otter Trust https://ukwildottertrust.org/
C/O Wimborne Minster Town Council
- Walford Mill Board of Directors
- Civil Protection Representative
- Community Resilience Officer
- Wimborne Militia Management Committee
- Allendale Community Centre Management Committee (Reserve)