The Mayor is elected each year at the Annual Town Council meeting which is held in May. The Mayor has two roles as Chair of the Town Council and Civic Ambassador for the town.
There are many engagements undertaken by the Mayor in which he/she acts as a link between the various groups and organisations in Hexham. The Mayor can also take the Council’s message into the community and work to encourage and foster positive working relationships between the Council and other organisations and individuals in the town.
If you would like the Mayor to attend an event you may be organising or simply to ask him/her a question please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Mayor 2020-21 Robert (Bob) Hull
Councillor Bob Hull was re-elected Mayor of Hexham at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council on May 11 held by video conferencing. Cllr Stephen Ball was re-elected as Deputy Mayor.
In presenting his Annual Report on the previous year Cllr Hull said that “ the council can be proud of its achievements over the last twelve months and he had been delighted in December when the town had been designated as the ‘happiest place to live in the UK.’ As a result of the coronavirus pandemic the town now faces a future which is uncertain and will almost certainly involve a different kind of ‘normal’. We have already begun to consider what a recovery plan for the town might look like. I am by nature an optimist and I believe we will be able to build on elements which already exist to ensure that, post Covid-19 Hexham is able to demonstrate that it is a strong, vibrant and adaptable town. My expectations, and those of the council as a whole, continue to be great.”
Mayor’s Charity Fund
Councillor Hull announced the creation for the first time of a Mayor’s Charity Fund. This will be entirely separate from the Town Council’s funds and monies raised will be distributed to local charities at the end of the mayoral year. Each Mayor will choose his/her charities and decide on the fund raising activities which will take place.
During his year of office Bob will work to raise funds for his charities of the year as follows:
- Great North Air Ambulance
- Hexham Youth Initiative