Mayor Making Ceremony 2015
Left: Mayor of Barnstaple Councillor Mrs Val Elkins
Right: Deputy Mayor Councillor Mrs Julie Hunt
Photograph by Tom Teegan
The Mayor Making Ceremony took place on the evening of Thursday 4 June in the Guildhall, Barnstaple. During the Ceremony, Councillor Mrs Val Elkins was re-elected Mayor for a second term of office for the municipal year 2015/2016, with Councillor Mrs Julie Hunt being re-elected as Deputy Mayor.
The Mayor presented the Council Cups during the ceremony. The Kernow Cup to Mr Russ Copsey for his involvement and support of the youngsters in the community through being a volunteer coach for the Junior Section of Barnstaple Rugby Club and also for his educational presentations on animals, which he takes into schools throughout the South West.
The Town Cup was presented to Mr Gordon Webber in recognition of the contribution he has made to the local community over many years he has run his bicycle business in Barnstaple.
The Mayor also presented her charity cheques. Cheques for £3,800 each were presented to Mr Andy Jones of the Macmillan Cancer Support Group and to Sue Wallis of NDADA (North Devon Against Domestic Abuse). The money was raised from various fundraising events held during Councillor Mrs Elkins’ first term of office.
Councillor Mrs Elkins introduced the Mayor’s Cadet for 2015/2016. Blake was presented with the swagger stick and the Mayor’s Cadet Badge.
The Mayor also announced that the charities she would be supporting during her second term of office were to be the North and West Devon Motor Neurone Disease Support Group, The Barnstaple Leg Club, Veterans Peer Support and Families in Grief.
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