The Mayor's Year - Cllr Mrs Julie Hunt


Sunday, 29th January 2017 - Braunton Civic Services, St Brannocks Church, Braunton   

Friday, 27th January 2017 - Presentation of Cheque for the Rock Park War Memorial, Tesco Express 

Monday, 23rd January 2017 - Barnstaple Museum  

Friday, 20th January 2017 - North Devon Hospice, Interview for 'Pitch a Pound' campaign, Mayor's Parlour

Friday, 20th January 2017 - Jim Duncombe, Interview for a Podcast on Social Media, Mayor's Parlour 

Wednesday, 18th January 2017 - North Devon Records Office, Barnstaple Library  

Thursday, 5th January 2017 - Petroc Arts & Science Awards, Barnstaple Hotel 


Friday, 16th December 2016 - Gateway Golf Club Part, Royal North Westward Ho!

Sunday, 11th December 2016 - St John Ambulance Christmas service, Parish Church, Barnstaple

Saturday, 10th December 2016 - Pilton House Christmas Party, Pilton House

Friday, 9th December 2016 - Abbey Gateway Carol service, Holy Trinity Church, Barnstaple

Thursday,8th December 2016 - Barnstaple Town Council Christmas Fayre, Pannier Market

Thursday, 8th December 2016 - BDAA Coffee Morning Swimbridge School Singing, North Devon Library

Wednesday, 7th December 2016 - North Devon Athenaeum, North Devon Library

Wednesday, 7th December 2016 - Pathfield Christmas Concert, Pathfield School

Friday, 2nd December 2016 - Honey's Bravery Bags launch party, The Court Yard, Barnstaple

Thursday, 1st December 2016 - North Devon Journal Community Awards, Barnstaple Hotel



Friday, 25th November 2016 - Barnstaple Swimming Club Award Ceremony, Ex Service Mans Club, Barnstaple

Monday, 21st November 2016 - NDADA Petal scattering, The Square, Barnstaple

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 - The Big Quiz (Simpkons Edwards), Barnstaple Hotel

Wednesday, 16th November 2016 - Autumn Ability Games, Tarka Tennis Centre

Tuesday, 15th November 2016 - Present Mr Freeman with allotment award

Sunday, 13th November 2016 - Remembrance Sunday, Memorial, Rock Park and Barnstaple Parish Church

Saturday, 12th November 2016 - Annie, The Queens Theatre

Saturday, 12th November 2016 - Reductions, Health and Spa Opening, Rolle Street

Friday, 11th November 2016 - Mayor's Charity Concert, Christ Church, Barnstaple

Friday, 11th November 2016 - Children's Remembrance Service, Memorial, Rock Park

Tuesday, 8th November 2016 - Class of year 5 visit, Newport School, Barnstaple

Monday, 7th November 2016 - Devon Heritage Awards, Records Office, Exeter

Monday, 7th November 2016 - Opening of Asda

Saturday, 5th November 2016 - Oak Furniture Land opening, Roundswell Retail Park

Thursday, 3rd November 2016 - Dementia Community Day, Holy Trinity Church, Barnstaple

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 - RNLI Gala dinner, Barnstaple Hotel



Sunday, 30th October 2016 - The Mayor's Civic service and lunch, Lynton and Lynmouth, St Peter's Parish, Lynton

Friday, 28th October 2016 - Honey's Bravery Bags 2nd Birthday, Funder Zone

Monday, 24th October 2016 - Youth Club young peopls awards, Forches  (Deputy Mayor engagement)

Thursday, 20th October 2016 - Grand Opening of Lifestyle Centre, Petroc

Wednesday, 19th October 2016 - BDAA meeting, Mayor's Parlour, Guildhall

Wednesday, 19th October 2016 - Pathfield Certificate awards, Town Station site

Wednesday, 19th October 2016 - Families in Grief cheque presenatation, Bideford

Tuesday, 18th October 2016 - 1st Bickington Brownies afternoon tea for their tea badge, Mayor's Parlour, Guildhall

Monday, 17th October 2016 - Woolen Michael Moore Solicitors, Roundswell

Friday, 14th October 2016 - Torrington Charity event, Great Torrington (Deputy Mayor Engagement)

Wednesday, 12th October 2016 - Autumn Council Meeting of the Women's Institute, Queens Theatre

Monday, 10th October 2016 - BTC Allotment Awards, Barnstaple Guildhall

Sunday, 9th October 2016 - NFU Harvest Festival, Queens Theatre

Saturday, 8th October 2016 - Petroc HE Graduation, Queens Theatre

Friday, 7th October 2016 - South Molton Charity Dinner and Dance, South Molton Town Hall

Friday, 7th October 2016 - North Devon Homes meeting, Woodville development site

Thursday, 6th October 2016 - David Wilson Partnership celebrating 20 years, St Anne's Arts and Community Centre

Wednesday, 5th October 2016 - RMB Chivenor presentation of cheque, RMB Chivenor

Sunday, 2nd October 2016 - North Devon Council Civic Service, St Paul's Church, Filleigh



Monday, 26th September 2016 - First ND Scout Group AGM, Trinity Church Hall, Barnstaple

Sunday, 25th September 2016 - Barnstaple Marathon, Rock Park

Friday, 23rd September 2016 - Families in Grief Charity Dinner and Dance, Ocean Kave, Westward Ho!

Friday, 23rd September 2016 - Spanish Students get-together, Mayor's Parlour, Guildhall

Friday, 23rd September 2016 - North Devon Homes AGM, Portmore Golf Club

Monday, 19th September 2016 - Rt Rev & Rt Hon Lord Carey, 70yrs of the Lee Abbey Movement, House of Lords

Saturday, 17th September 2016 - Carnival Day - Judging, Fortescue Hotel

Thursday, 15th September 2016 - Rotary Lunch, Park Hotel

Thursday, 15th September 2016 - Special Fair, Fairground

Wednesday, 14th September 2016 - Barnstaple Fair, Guildhall

Tuesday, 13th September 2016 - Showmen's Guild Reception, Park Hotel, Barnstaple

Tuesday, 13th September 2016 - Steam engine road run, Tesco Extra

Monday, 12th September 2016 - Ballet of Barnstaple Fair, Queens Theatre

Saturday, 10th September 2016 - The Lion, Witch and the Wardobe, Queens Theatre

Thursday, 8th September 2016 - Barnstaple Disabled Fellowship Club celebrating 70 years, Meddard House, Barnstaple



Saturday, 27th August 2016 - 50th Anniversary of Sr F Chichester laying of Memorial, Waterfront Pub, Westward Ho!

Friday, 26th August 2016 - Talk by Giles Chicester at Waterstones, Plymouth

Thursday, 25th August 2016 - Plymouth dinner, Royal Yacht Club, Plymouth

Friday, 19th August 2016 - Mayor's Jazz and Summer Quiz, The Court Yard, Barnstaple

Tuesday, 16th August 2016 - Allotment judging, All allotment sites, Barnstaple

Monday, 15th August 2016 - Memorial of VJ Day, Rock Park, Barnstaple Museum


JULY 2016

Saturday, 30th July 2016 - ND All Starz performance of Barnum, Queens Theatre

Sunday, 24th July 2016 - Northam Civic Service, Holy Trinity Church, Westward Ho!

Saturday, 23rd July 2016 - Diversity Festival, Castle Green

Saturday, 23rd July 2016 - Opening of Fair exhibition, Barnstaple Museum

Saturday, 23rd July 2016 - Opening of ND and Barnstaple Elephant Day, The Square

Friday, 22nd July 2016 - The Jubilee Singers Concert, Christ Church, Barnstaple

Saturday, 16th July 2016 - Youth Star Performance, Queens Theatre

Saturday, 16th July 2016 - The Devon Scouts County Fun day, Mary Tavy

Friday, 15th July 2016 - Lord Mayor of Exeter Lammas Fair, Guildhall, Exeter

Thursday, 14th July 2016 - Judging of Barnstaple Carnival Queen and Princesses, Barnstaple Hotel

Wednesday, 13th July 2016 -  Pathfield School Joseph and the Techno Dreamcoat, Pathfield School

Tuesday, 12th July 2016 - Purple Angel Dementia, South Molton Assembly rooms

Sunday, 10th July 2016 - Mayor's Civic Service, Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple

Saturday, 9th July 2016 - Tiverton Mayor's Civic Dinner and Dance, Best Western Hotel, Tiverton

Saturday, 9th July 2016 - Charity walk in aid of Daniel Stevens (Clarity), Commodore Hotel, Instow

Wednesday, 6th July 2016 - Holsworthy St Peter's Fair day celebrations, Holsworthy Square

Tuesday, 5th July 2016 - Pathfield Art Exhibition, Queens Theatre

Sunday, 3rd July 2016 - ND Choral Society Concert of Verdi Requiem, Pannier Market, Barnstaple

Saturday, 2nd July 2016 - Exeter Armed Forces Day, Exeter Guildhall, Cathedral Green

Friday, 1st July 2016 - Battle of the Somme Memorial, War Memorial, Rock Park, Barnstaple


JUNE 2016

Saturday, 25th June 2016 - ND Veterans Association, Pilton School

Saturday, 18th June 2016 - Barnstaple Lions Club 47th Anniversary Charity Dinner, Portmore Golf Club

Wednesday, 15th June 2016 - Northam Town Council Mayor Introduction Ceremony, Northam Town Hall

Sunday, 12th June 2016 - Barnstaple Lions Club Party in the Park, Rock Park

Saturday, 11th June 2016 - South Molton Olde English Fayre, Town Hall , South Molton 

Friday, 10th June 2016 - White Moose Gallery Exhibition, Salem Street, Barnstaple

Friday, 10th June 2016 - Orchard Vale Community Vale tea party for Queens 90th Birthday, Orchard Vale Community School

Thursday, 9th June 2016 - Pathfields Community Forest School, Firebird, Pathfield

Sunday, 5th June 2016 - The Bike Shed ribbon cutting, The Square

Saturday, 4th June 2016 - Barnstaple Disabled Fellowship Luncheon, Travellors Joy, Braunton

Saturday, 4th June 2016 - Official Opening of new Maplins store, High Street, Barnstaple

Friday, 3rd June 2016 - Into the Woods performance, Queens Theatre

Thursday, 2nd June 2016 - Bideford Mayor Induction Ceremony, Bideford Town Hall


MAY 2016

Saturday, 28th May 2016 - BTC Shilling visits, Salem, Fremington and Oaklands

Friday, 27th May 2016 - BTC Shilling visits, Alice Horwood, Penrose, Pilton Lower and Upper and Pilton House

Thursday, 26th May 2016 - Opening of Shaplands Walkway, Shaplands site (Deputy Mayor Engagement)

Thursday, 26th May 2016 - Mayor Making Ceremony (Both Mayor and Deputy Mayor)



Mayor of Barnstaple Councillor Mrs Val Elkins
A selection of events attended by the Mayor in 2015-16

Wednesday 4th November 2015
RNLI Gala Dinner at the Barnstaple Hotel.


Tuesday 29th September 2015
The Mayor and Consort were presented to HRH Prince Edward on the occasion of his visit to Barnstaple where he unveiled a plaque to officially open the Seamoor Unit at North Devon District Hospital.

 Mayor and Consort being presented to HRH Prince Edward


Sunday 20th September 2015
Chairman of NDC Civic Concert at Fremington Quay

Saturday 19th September 2015
Barnstaple Carnival Judging 

Friday 18th September 2015
Go North Devon Concert at the Holy Trinity Church

Thursday 17th September 2015
Rotary Fair Luncheon at the Park Hotel, Barnstaple

Wednesday 16th September 2015
The Barnstaple Fair Proclamation Ceremony 

The Barnstaple Fair Proclamation Ceremony 2015


Sunday 13th September 2015
Barnstaple Horticultural Society’s Annual Autumn Show 

Saturday 15th August 2015 
VJ 70th Anniversary Service: Rock Park, Barnstaple.

Sunday 9 August 2015
Braunton Civic Service at St Brannock’s Church.

Sunday 19 July 2015
The Mayor’s Civic Service at Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple.
Mayor’s Civic Service. Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple.


Wednesday 15 July 2015 
The Mayor of Barnstaple, Councillor Mrs Val Elkins, greeted Taff Davies on his arrival at Barnstaple Square this morning. Taff is a 63-year old RM veteran who is walking from John O Groats to Lands End collecting for The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

Taff Davies sponsored walk


Saturday 4 July 2015
Tiverton Civic Dinner & Dance, Town Hall, Tiverton

Saturday 4 July 2015
Festival to mark 50th anniversary of St Brannocks Guild of Altar Servers, Barnstaple Parish Church.

Friday 3 July 2015
Coffee Morning, Pathfield School, Old Town Station, Barnstaple. 

Friday 26 June 2015
Lions Club of Barnstaple 46th Anniversary Charter Dinner. Portmore Golf Park, Barnstaple.

Saturday 20 June 2015
Lions Club of Barnstaple 46th Anniversary Charter Dinner. Portmore Golf Park, Barnstaple.

Wednesday 17 June 2015
Northam Mayor Introduction Ceremony, Town Hall, Northam.

Saturday 13 June 2015
South Molton Olde English Fayre 

Saturday 6 June 2015
Barnstaple Disabled Fellowship Club Annual Lunch at Traveller’s Joy, Lower Park Road, Braunton.

Saturday 6 June 2015
Shilling Visit to Salem & Fremington Almshouses

Friday 5 June 2015
Shillings Visits to Penrose and Alice Horwood Almshouses, Upper and Lower Pilton Almshouses and Pilton House

Thursday 4 June 2015
Mayor Making Ceremony at the Guildhall Barnstaple

Mayor and Dept Mayor of Barnstaple

Left: Mayor of Barnstaple Councillor Mrs Val Elkins
Right: Deputy Mayor Councillor Mrs Julie Hunt 
Photograph by Tom Teegan

The election of the new Mayor, Councillor Mrs Val Elkins, and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mrs Julie Hunt, for the municipal year 2015/2016 took place on Thursday 4 June.

View the Mayor Making Ceremony photo album  





Mayoral Engagement Request Form available here to print off, complete, and post back to:- 

Claire Parsons, Barum House, The Square, Barnstaple. EX32 8LS.
or scan the completed form and email to the address below.

Contact the Mayor via Claire Parsons, Corporate Services Manager,
Tel: 01271 373311





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