Whitchurch Town Council has elected Councillor Beverly Duffy as the Mayor of Whitchurch for 2019-2020, and Councillor Terry O’Neill as the Deputy Mayor.
Councillor Duffy’s mayoral message for the following year is:
“It is an honour and huge privilege to be elected Mayor to serve the people of Whitchurch. On behalf of the Council I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to Councillor Tony Neville, who has worked very hard over the last 2 years as Mayor, representing our town in the rest of the County.
I am very much looking forward to the next twelve months working with my fellow forward-looking councillors supported by our great staff team at the Civic.
My main aim as Mayor is to continue to promote the positive message of Whitchurch, with its wonderful community spirit, being a strong and vibrant town that is a great place to live, bring up families and work.
Working with my fellow Councillors and members of the community I will do everything I can to enable Whitchurch Town Council to support businesses and community groups to develop our town to benefit everyone.
Whitchurch is a growing town with improving facilities, which the Council support. We have reorganised Committee to reflect progress, especially with regards to culture and the history that we already have and are looking at ways in which we can celebrate these and bring more cultural events to the town.
We also recognise that the collective voice is sometimes better than a lone one, therefore I would like to promote Whitchurch Town Council working alongside nearby town and parish councils to achieve joint objectives, especially holding our local authority to account for the people of the town.
For my charities this year I want to support the young people in the town, so I have chosen Scouting & Guiding in Whitchurch which has 7 groups: Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers, which run activities for nearly 150 young people, with nearly 40 local people volunteering their time and support.
I also wish to support Headway Shropshire as I have direct family experience of the excellent work they do to aid recovery. This wonderful charity provides care, support and rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injuries within Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.
I would love to get to know many more of the townspeople and encourage you to come to council meetings or the monthly Surgery, which takes place on the last Friday of the month in the Civic Centre Hub: to share your ideas, or stop me in the street, I’m always happy to have a chat!”
Councillor Beverly Duffy
Mayor of Whitchurch