Mayor for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge is appointed
and Highbridge have a new Mayor and Mayoress after being elected
by town councillors on Monday (May 18th).
Clarke and his wife Maria were chosen by councillors after outgoing
Martin and Arlene Cox's two years in the role came to an end.
is a great honour to be chosen - we're both looking very much
forward to a busy and active year ahead, meeting many of the towns'
groups and residents," Michael told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
hope to meet as many of the community in Burnham and Highbridge
by attending various events," he added. The
couple, who previously served as Mayor and Mayoress from 2010-11,
live in Burnham and have been married for 20 years.
Mayor Martin Cox said: "I am truly honoured to have served
as Mayor and to have attended over 300 events - we can all be
proud of the community we have in Burnham and Highbridge."
thanked his wife, Arlene, for her work as Mayoress, plus Dennis
Davey and Mike Mansfield as his deputies, Rev Graham Witts as
the Mayor's Chaplain, Melanie Severe as the Mayor's Cadet, and
the council's clerk Denise Emery and staff.
was presented with a Past Mayor's Badge, while Arlene was handed
a bouquet of flowers to thank her for her work.
leader Peter Burridge-Clayton said the couple had served with
"great dignity and had been fine ambassadors for the towns."
Monday's meeting, Cllr Bill Hancock was elected Burnham and Highbridge's
new Deputy Mayor while Cllr Paul Young was chosen as Second Deputy
Mayor, pictured below.