Introducing the Mayor and Deputy Mayor
On Thursday 11 May the full Town Council elected the Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor for 2017-2018. Councillor Dermot McGeough (seated) was elected Mayor for the year and Councillor Doug Bushby (standing) was elected Deputy Mayor for the same period of time Both represent Bideford North ward on the Town Council.
Councillor Dermot McGeough was born locally and is passionate about Bideford. He served as Deputy Mayor last year and is currently serving his third year as a Councillor on Bideford Town Council and Torridge District Council. He numbers amongst one of the youngest Mayors in the history of Bideford Town Council. Councillor McGeough is a staunch supporter of the youth within the Community. During his mayoral year he is looking forward to working together with the numerous organisations within the town and he will also be encourging local, independent traders as well as chain names to come and trade in town.
Councillor McGeough will be holding regular Mayor's Surgeries in the Town Hall on every third Friday of the month between 9 am and 12 noon. The surgeries are by appointment only, and can be arranged by telephoning 01237 428818. The next surgery will be held on Friday 19 January 2018.
Councillor Doug Bushby is also currently commencing his third year as a Councillor. Councillor Bushby was also born in the area and runs a locally based business. Over the last eighteen months, Councillor Bushby has been a driving force behind the employment of our Maintenance Operatives and is extremely keen to see the continued improvements to our town. He will be supported by his wife Sheila as Deputy Mayoress.