Mayor of Bude-Stratton Town Council
The Mayor is the Chairman of the Council, they are a Councillor elected by all Councillors at the Annual Council Meeting in May and serve for the municipal year. Their role is to manage the Council meeting and direct the debate in accordance with the rules (Standing Orders). They have very little individual power, however, there are some specific powers held by the Chairman, they can call an extraordinary meeting of the Council and they carry a casting vote in the event of a tie.
The position of Mayor is a busy and varied one. As well as chairing the Council meeting, the Mayor has a ceremonial role that involves attending a variety of engagements throughout the civic year including parades, civic receptions and general visits.
Cllr Bob Willingham was voted in as Mayor in May 2018 and 2019. Because of the constraints placed on Council activities due to Covid-19, Cllr Willingham stayed on for a third year where he has continued to support the town and people of Bude-Stratton through the pandemic.
“This Council term ends in May 2021, and I hope that many of you that live in Bude-Stratton will put your names forward to be the representatives for the people of Bude-Stratton”
Cllr. Dr R Willingham.
Mayor of Bude-Stratton Town Council.