New Mayor Sends Rallying Call to Tidy Up Minehead
|Author: Clara Lawrie||Published: 17th May 2012 12:31|
On Tuesday evening (May 15th) Minehead Town Council elected Councillor Tony Berry as their new Mayor and Councillor Val Welch as Deputy.
Minehead Council this week was able to go ahead with their scheduled meeting as a quorum was confirmed. However, six out of the 16 seats were vacant. Those present voted 9 to 1 in favour of Cllr Berry to lead them as Mayor for the next year. Cllr Welch received a unanimous vote as Deputy Mayor.
In his acceptance speech the new Mayor stated that Minehead "needs tidying up" and called upon the people of Minehead to get behind something similar to the "Spring Clean for the Queen" campaign currently run by The Daily Mail.
Cllr Berry also insisted that past grievances [within the council] would, hopefully, be put aside and all councillors should concentrate on promoting the town. He said that he was prepared to meet people arriving at the station and hand out promotional leaflets for local businesses. He also said that he would like to see the Tea Dances re-introduced for local people.