01271 373311 

THE MAYOR & MAYORAL YEAR 

The Mayor of Barnstaple for the Mayoral year 2017/2018 is Cllr Mrs Julie Hunt (photograph by Tom Teegan). 
 
Councillor Mrs Julie Hunt was first elected to Barnstaple Town Council in October 2005 and represents the Forches and Whiddon Valley Ward. 
 
Councillor Mrs Hunt is Chairman of the Council and the Rock Park Trust Management Committee.  She is also a member of all Council committees and represents the Council on outside bodies. 
 
Julie was born in Forches, Barnstaple and has lived in North Devon nearly all of her life. She is married to David, a local businessman and between them they have 7 children.  They also have a beautiful granddaughter of 8 years.  Julie believes very strongly in family values and enjoys nothing more when they are all home for family celebrations. 
 
Julie’s career started in London, the only time she was away from North Devon.  She returned to her roots after 6 years to raise a family and work part time as a nursing auxiliary.  For the last 16 years Julie has been working for her husband undertaking all the administration. 
The Mayor of Barnstaple for the Mayoral year 2017/2018 is Cllr Mrs Julie Hunt (photograph by Tom Teegan). 
 
Councillor Mrs Julie Hunt was first elected to Barnstaple Town Council in October 2005 and represents the Forches and Whiddon Valley Ward. 
 
Councillor Mrs Hunt is Chairman of the Council and the Rock Park Trust Management Committee.  She is also a member of all Council committees and represents the Council on outside bodies. 
 
Julie was born in Forches, Barnstaple and has lived in North Devon nearly all of her life. She is married to David, a local businessman and between them they have 7 children.  They also have a beautiful granddaughter of 8 years.  Julie believes very strongly in family values and enjoys nothing more when they are all home for family celebrations. 
Julie’s career started in London, the only time she was away from North Devon. She returned to her roots after 6 years to raise a family and work part time as a nursing auxiliary. For the last 16 years Julie has been working for her husband undertaking all the administration. 
Julie’s motto is “keep busy then you don't have time to get bored”, hence being involved in several charities in this country, as well as overseas in Gambia and Kiev. 
 
Councillor Mrs Hunt is immensely proud to be serving the community of Barnstaple as Mayor with the support of her husband David. 
 
Her chosen charities for the Mayoral Year 2017-2018 are: 
 
Clarity: A mental health charity providing help and support to people suffering mental health and emotional issues in North Devon. More info can be found at www.claritynorthdevon.org.uk 
The North Devon Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal: Fundraising over and above what the NHS is able to provide to make a real difference to patients, their families and the staff that treat them. 
ChemoHero: This was started by a young lady called Lisa, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and is on her second course of Chemotherapy. Lisa thought of the idea of organising boxes for ladies with items that might be of benefit whilst going through treatment. This year, thanks to the Seamoor Unit, these bags are now given to all new patients on their first visit. Lisa is now organising boxes for men. More information can be found at www.chemohero.org 

WOULD YOU LIKE THE MAYOR TO ATTEND AN EVENT? 

If you would like the Mayor to attend your event, a Mayoral Engagement Request form is available here to print off, complete, and post back to:- 
 
Mrs Kate Graddock, Deputy Town Clerk, Barnstaple Town Council, Barum House, The Square, Barnstaple. EX32 8LS. 
or complete the form and email to kate.graddock@barnstapletowncouncil.co.uk 
 

MAYOR'S ENGAGEMENTS 

September 2017 
 
Monday 11th 
8pm – 10pm Dinner with Harstad Guests Mayor Broom Hill Sculpture Gardens 
 
Tuesday 12th Newport Primary School visit Mayor Newport Primary School 
9am-10.30am 
 
11am-12pm Driving Tour of Barnstaple Around Barnstaple 
 
12.15pm-1.15pm Lunch at Orchard Vale School Orchard Vale School 
 
1.30pm-2.30pm Oaklands Care Home Visit Westfield Avenue 
 
3pm-4.30pm Brynsworthy Environment Centre Visit Brynsworthy 
 
6.30pm- 10.30pm Civic Reception & Cocktail Evening The Park Hotel 
 
 
Wednesday 13th All Day Barnstaple Fair Proclamation Ceremony 
& Civic Procession Mayor, Consort & Beadle The Guildhall Full Chains 
 
Thursday 14th 
12.30pm – 3.15pm Rotary Club Annual Fair Lunch Mayor & Consort The Park Hotel 
 
Saturday 16th 
3.15pm Barnstaple Carnival 
Crowning the Carnival Queen Mayor & Consort Tea, meet with Judges & go through proceedings Medallion 
62 The Bank  
 
Sunday 17th 
12.30pm – 3pm Dedication Ceremony for National Memorial 
to the County Infantry Regiments of Devon & Dorset Mayor & Consort Service, dedication and Reception Medallion  
National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, 
Alrewas, Burton Upon Trent DE13 7AR 
 
Wednesday 20th 
11am Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Partnership  
Awareness Day (10am-4pm) Mayor The Voice Radio Station  
Belle Meadow Court 
Tuesday 26th 
2.30pm Chichester Trust AGM Mayor Kingsteignton 
 
 
August 2017 
 
Tuesday 15th 
10.15am Burma Star Memorial Service Mayor Rock Park, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Saturday 12th 
2.00pm Jubilee Singers 40th Birthday Party Mayor & Consort Fremington Parish Hall Medallion 
 
 
July 2017 
 
Friday 21st 
12 Noon Official opening of new offices and studio 
centre for Voice FM Mayor Belle Meadow Court, Albert Lane, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Wednesday 19th 
7pm Families in Grief AGM Mayor The Custom House, 1 Bridgend Street, Bideford Medallion 
 
Wednesday 19th 
10.30am North Devon Samaritans 
School Poster Competition Mayor Barnstaple Library Medallion 
 
Sunday 16th 
3pm Northam Town Council 
Mayor’s Civic Service Mayor, Consort & Beadle St Margaret’s Church, Northam Full Chains 
 
Thursday 13th 
7pm Carnival Royalty Judging Panel Mayor & Consort Barnstaple Hotel Medallion 
 
Tuesday 11th 
10.30am Pathfield School Production 
‘Disney through the ages’ Mayor & Consort Pathfield School Hall Medallion 
 
Monday 10th 
11.45am Petroc Graduation Ceremony Meeting Mayor Mayor’s Parlour 
 
Saturday 8th 
7pm Barnstaple Male Voice Charity Concert Mayor & Consort St Peter’s Parish Church, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Saturday 8th 
12 Noon Opening of Summer Fayre and Forest School Mayor & Consort Orchard Vale School Medallion 
 
Thursday 8th 
6pm Opening of the Holy Trinity Church Gardens Mayor Holy Trinity Church Medallion 
 
Thursday 8th 
10.15am Lammas Fair Procession Mayor, Consort & Beadle Exeter Full Chains 
 
Wednesday 5th 
10.30am St Peter’s Pretty Maid Fair & Celebrations Mayor, Consort & Beadle Holsworthy Full Chains 
 
Saturday 1st 
10.30am Opening of Nationwide Building Society Mayor Green Lanes, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
 
June 2017 
 
Saturday 24th 
7pm Mayoral Civic Dinner & Dance Mayor, Consort & Beadle Western Hotel, Blundells Road, Tiverton Full Chains 
 
Saturday 24th 
10am RMB Chivenor Armed Forces Day Mayor & Consort RMB Barracks, Chivenor Medallion 
 
Friday 23rd 
7.30pm Jubilee Singers Concert Mayor Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Friday 23rd 
9.45am North Devon Shopmobility 20th Birthday Mayor Albert Lane, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Thursday 22nd 
6.30pm Garrison Cocktail Party Mayor & Consort Royal Marine Barracks, Chivenor Medallion 
 
Wednesday 21st 
1pm Legion d’Honneur Medal Ceremony Mayor Garrison Church, RMB Barracks, Chivenor Medallion 
 
Saturday 17th 
9:15am Bideford Regatta Mayor & Consort Bideford Town Hall Medallion 
 
Friday 16th 
11am Open Day at Oaklands Residential Home Mayor Oaklands Residential Home 
 
Sunday 11th 
10.45am Opening Speech for Barnstaple Lions Club 
‘Picnic in the Park’ Mayor & Consort Rock Park, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Saturday 11th 
12.30pm Barnstaple Disabled Fellowship Club 
Annual Lunch at Traveller’s Joy Mayor & Consort Traveller’s Joy, Braunton 
 
Friday 9th 
7.15pm Jubilate Concert Mayor & Consort St Peter’s Parish Church, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Thursday 8th 
6.45pm Bideford Mayor Introduction Ceremony Mayor, Consort & Beadle Bideford Town Hall Full Chains 
 
Wednesday 7th 
6pm Pilton Community School Performance 
‘Reynard the Fox’ Mayor & Consort Pilton Community Forest School 
 
Friday 2nd 
6.30pm Attend the Performance of ‘Hairspray’ 
at the Queens Theatre Mayor & Consort Queens Theatre, Barnstaple 
 
Friday 2nd 
8.30am Open the new Curry’s and PC World Mayor & Deputy Mayor Barnstaple Medallion 
 
 
May 2017 
 
Sunday 28th 
10.30am 50th Anniversary Celebrations of 
the Return of Sir Francis Chichester Mayor & Consort The Waterfront, Plymouth Medallion 
 
Saturday 27th 
11.30am Visit to Birdline UK Ltd Parrot Rescue Mayor St John’s Community Centre, Barnstaple 
 
Saturday 27th 
10am Opening of Greggs Store Mayor Barnstaple 
 
Wednesday 24th 
6:15pm Mayor Introduction Ceremony Mayor, Consort & Beadle Northam Town Hall Full Chains 
 
Sunday 21st 
4pm Exeter Mayoral Sunday Service Mayor, Consort & Beadle Exeter Cathedral Full Chains 
 
Saturday 20th 
11am Meet and Greet Royal Marine Runners Mayor The Square Barnstaple 
 
Friday 19th 
10.20am The Lord Mayor’s Choosing Ceremony Mayor & Beadle Guildhall, Plymouth Full Chains 
 
Wednesday 17th 
6.30pm West Devon Local Policing Area Awards 
Ceremony Mayor & Beadle Guildhall, Barnstaple Full Chains 
 
Wednesday 17th 
12 Noon Orchard Vale Community Lunch Mayor Orchard Vale