BIDEFORD TOWN CRYER – JIM WEEKS – ON TOUR IN NOVA SCOTIA AND THE USA
Our intrepid travelling Town , Mr Jim Weeks, has been on a special road trip – visiting family in Nova Scotia, then driving down to Biddeford, Maine and onto our Twin Town Manteo, in North Carolina.
He has special dispensation to take his Town Cryer Uniform and bell with him, to ring out and “cry” for Bideford.
Luckily, so far on his travels, Jim has not had to battle with Storms Fiona and Ian.
Our twinning cousins in Manteo are always delighted when they meet anyone from Bideford and we are made to feel very welcome indeed.
Vacant Allotment Plots
Are you interested in growing your own? Want to get the soil under your fingernails and some good veggies and fruit on your table? We have vacant plots available at both our Handy Cross and Marland self-managed sites.
If you are interested, do please let us know and we will send and application form.
*INTRODUCING THE MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR FOR 2022-2023*
Bideford Town Council elected the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, on Thursday 12th May, for the 2022-2023 term.
A round of applause went up for Councillor Mrs Jude Gubb after she was elected as Town Mayor – the first lady Mayor for 14 years! And Councillor Mrs Gubb is the third member of her family to be elected Town Mayor, having been preceded by her brothers Tony Inch and Simon Inch respectively. She will be supported by her Consort and husband, Mr Michael Gubb.
Councillor Mrs Gubb said “I am very proud and feel privileged to be your Mayor and will look forward to representing the Town wherever I am invited. I would like to thank Councillor David Ratcliff for the work he has done during the past year, and for giving me the opportunity to deputise for him when he was unable to attend events. “
She continued, “I am excited and enthusiastic for the coming year – we have some great events of our own lined up, starting with the amazing Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and I know that the Mayor’s diary is filling up rapidly”.
Councillor Mrs Jude Gubb - Town Mayor 2022-2023
The Deputy Mayor for this term is Councillor Jamie McKenzie who was equally delighted to take up the post. Having been on the Town Council since 2015, he felt that he was “ready” for the role. He thanked members for voting for him and assured the Mayor that he would support her to the best of his ability. Councillor Jamie McKenzie will be supported by his Deputy Mayoress and wife, Mrs Zofia McKenzie.
Councillor Jamie McKenzie – Deputy Town Mayor