Every year, in May, the Town Councillors elect one of their fellow Councillors to become Town Mayor for the year. The Town Mayor is usually the Deputy Town Mayor from the previous year.
At Congleton Town Council Meeting on Thursday 4th May 2017 the Councillors elected Cllr Charles Booth to serve as Town Mayor for this Civic Year.
The Town Mayor raises funds for a local charity or charities of their choice. The Mayor also Chairs the Council meetings, hosts a Civic Parade in May or June and a Mayor’s Ball in March. The Mayor attends many functions on behalf of the people of Congleton. These range from opening garden parties, to school visits, attending functions in neighbouring towns to helping switch on the Christmas Lights.
To view a video of Cllr Booth swearing in as our Town Mayor click here
Mayor of Congleton – Councillor Charles Booth
During his year as Town Mayor Cllr Booth will raise funds for Youth Services, confirmed so far are: Friends for Leisure, New Life Church and Visyon. If people wish to donate to the Mayor’s Charity, cheques can be made payable to: ‘Town Mayor’s Charity’ and sent to Congleton Town Council, Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, Cheshire. CW12 1BN. The Mayor will also attend between 150 – 200 functions. Cllr Booth appointed his wife Mrs Aimee Booth to be his Mayoress to assist with various civic functions. Cllr Suzie Akers Smith was elected Deputy Mayor and her husband Peter will be her consort.
Town Mayor’s Cadet Scheme
The Town Mayors Cadet Scheme was introduced in 2009 by the then Mayor Councillor Denis Murphy. Each year a new Mayor’s Cadet is recruited from the various Youth organisations in Congleton.
This year Joseph Krinks from Congleton ATC 230 Squadron was selected as Town Mayor’s Cadet and as such will accompany the Town Mayor on many of his official duties.