After 40 years, Weston-super-Mayor returns to office!

After 40 years, Weston-super-Mayor returns to office!

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent    

After 40 years, a well known Weston-super-Mayor has returnee to office!

In 1984, Councillor John Crockford-Hawley was elected as Mayor, and at the time the youngest to have taken on the role, bringing exciting new changes to the Town Council.

He was also the head of geography at Wyvern School (now Hans Price)!.

Now, 40 years later, Cllr. Crockford-Hawley has been re-elected as mayor, the role being passed from Cllr. Ciaran Cronnelly (see 

However, Cllr Crockford-Hawley has already brought some changes to the council. He has not chosen a charity for the year, as he believes that as there are so many organisations that help and make a difference in Weston-super-Mare, it is unfair to single one out. Also, he has not chosen a consort.

At the mayor making ceremony, attending Councillors and guests, including members of the Youth Council, met in the town hall for the main ceremony, in which WCSA student and Air Training Corps Cadet Archie Stephens was appointed as Deputy Mayor’s Cadet, a new role that will join the Mayor’s cadet and Chaplain’s cadet.

They will all receive Badges of Appointment depicting the Town’s armorial bearings.

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to join the new mayor for a three course meal at the Grand Atlantic hotel, which was enlarged from a college in 1889 to become a hotel.

The former Mayor and expectant Mayoress were presented with gifts, and toasts of loyalty were made.

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