and Highbridge's new Mayor and Mayoress
Clarke and his wife Maria became Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's
new Mayor and Mayoress on Monday evening (May 10th).
couple, pictured here, were chosen by town councillors when Derick
and Christine Cooper's year in the posts came to an end.
spoke to the couple about their aims for the year ahead.
is a great honour to be chosen as Mayor and Mayoress - we're looking
forward to a very busy and active year," Michael told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
works as a manager at Pontins in Brean and Maria is a team manager
at a care and residential home in Axbridge.
hope to meet as many of the community - young and old - in Burnham
and Highbridge and also raise a good amount for local groups and
charities by holding and attending various events over the next
year," added Maria.
couple live in Boniface Walk in Burnham and have been married
for 15 years. They have helped several local charities in recent
years through Michael's involvement with the Masons.
Mayor Derick and Mayoress Christine Cooper were thanked for all
their work during the past year. Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton told
Monday's meeting: "They have had an exceptional year and
have performed their duties with great dignity and been wonderful
ambassadors for Burnham and Highbridge."
Derick added: "We'd both like to thank the residents of the
towns for a wonderful year - we've enjoyed every minute of it."
new Mayor and Mayoress with Deputy Mayor Pauline Pollard and Second
Deputy Mayor Janet Keen
Mayor Derick Cooper was thanked for his hard work over the past
outgoing Mayoress was presented with a bouquet of flowers