Mayor Making 2020
At its meeting held on Monday 6th July 2020 Brackley Town Council members elected Councillor Christopher Cartmell to the office of Town Mayor, who will be in office until May 2021. In contrast to tradition, this year's delayed Mayor Making was held via a specially orchestrated Zoom meeting due to current guidance relating to council meetings.
Councillor Cartmell has been a Town Councillor for almost 30 years, and has lived in Brackley for over 40 years. This will be the third term of office for the new Mayor, having served in 1997/98 and 2012/13. In addition, he has also served as a District Councillor. Councillor Cartmell appointed his wife Jane as his Mayoress, who will accompany him at events and civic functions.
During his inaugural speech, Councillor Cartmell thanked out-going Mayor Councillor Anthony Bagot-Webb and his wife Kareen for all of their work over the last 14 months. He also paid tribute to local volunteer groups, individuals and social media links made to ensure access to help and advice to our residents has been available throughout lockdown. Councillor Cartmell has said "I know from talking to many local people that help such as collecting shopping or prescriptions has been very much appreciated by those who have been unable to venture out during this worrying time."
As social distancing regulations begin to relax, it is hoped that Councillor Cartmell will be able to announce various events and functions to take place later in the year and beyond, including a Civic Reception within the Town Hall. Councillor Cartmell and his wife are looking forward to the possibility of meeting as many local groups, clubs and individuals as possible during the next 10 months.
During the meeting on Monday, Councillor Don Thompson was elected Deputy Town Mayor, who appointed his wife Renée as Deputy Mayoress.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:00 by Stephanie Campbell