Shipston Welcomes New Mayor
Councillor Ian Cooper was unanimously elected Mayor of Shipston for the forthcoming year at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council in May. His appointment follows 12 months as Deputy Mayor and over 12 years serving on the town council.
In accepting the post, the new Mayor said: “I feel honoured to take on the role of Mayor of Shipston and I am looking forward to a busy year ahead. I would like to thank Dan Scobie for the considerable effort he put in throughout his time as Mayor – he has been an excellent ambassador for Shipston, both within the town and across the county.”
Ian Cooper will be supported in his mayoral duties by the new Mayoress, Tina Cook (both pictured right).
Within minutes of thanking and bidding farewell to Dan Scobie as Mayor, councillors were voting him in as Deputy Mayor for the second time! “I would like to thank all my fellow councillors for their support during my 12 months as Mayor.” Dan Scobie said. “I’m delighted to accept the nomination for Deputy Mayor and will continue to work with Ian and others to promote our town,” he added.
The Annual Meeting was officially opened by the Town Crier, Marion Lowe. In addition to the Mayor-making activities and the normal business of the council, the annual meeting is when councillors are required to review and approve statutory documents and set the schedule of meetings for the forthcoming year.
Residents are reminded they are welcome to attend meetings of the town council which take place on the second Monday of the month at 7pm at New Clark House. Agendas can be downloaded in advance from www.shipstontowncouncil.org.