The Robing Ceremony for the Mayor, Councillor Julie Exton and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Campbell Ritchie took place on Tuesday evening with great success.  Over 100 people attended the event including the Under Sheriff of Wiltshire David Lewis, James Gray MP, John Thomson Deputy Leader of Wiltshire Council, Rev Oliver Ross and Rev Linda Sullivan of Malmesbury Abbey, Mayors of Wiltshire, Former Mayors of Malmesbury, John Kerslake, Mace Bearer, Councillors and local community groups/charities.

 Julie said: "It is with the greatest honour that I have become the Mayor of Malmesbury for this civic year.  In my mayoral year, I would like to help and encourage as many people as possible to participate in the groups we have in our vibrant town.  Community is so important, so I would like to extend an invitation to all community groups and organisations in and around our town to come together and help me plan a community day at the Town Hall, where they can showcase to our residents the multitude of different activities available here, along with other services and businesses too.  

I feel very privileged to take up this position and promise to do my utmost to serve the town and council throughout my civic year as your Mayor".

Julie announced her three charities for the year;  Wiltshire MIND, HEALS and Dorothy House. 

Reverend Linda Sullivan will be Julie's Chaplin for her mayoral year.

Julie is planning to hold a drop-in session in the Jackdaw Cafe each Saturday between 10.30am and 11.30am for residents to bring any matters to her attention. This may be affected sometimes by Julie's civic diary.  However you can of course contact her via email or phone.  

Julie's Husband, Councillor Phil Exton is her Consort.  

Councillor Campbell Ritchie was welcomed by Councillor John Gundry as the newly elected Deputy Town Mayor and was presented with the Collar and Badge of his office.  Councillor Ritchie became a Councillor in 2017 and has lived in Malmesbury for 7 years.  However he has been a regular visitor to Malmesbury for over 35 years, due to having family living in the town.  Campbell is married to Ruth.  

The retiring Mayor Councillor Fran Vandelli and her consort Stefano Vandelli was thanked by Julie for representing the town, council and residents over the last year.  Julie personally thanked Fran for her continued support and help and presented Fran with a Rose aptly named 'Francesca'.  

           Campbell and Julie Councillor Julie Exton, Mayor and Councillor Campbell Ritchie, Deputy Mayor.

Julie and RichardCouncillor Ritchie, Councillor Exton, John Kerslake Mace Bearer and Richard Spencer-Williams, Town Clerk.    

Fran and Julie    Councillor Fran Vandelli, retiring Mayor receiving the past Mayor's badge.

Julie Phil John Councillor Phil Exton, Mayor's Consort, Councillor Exton and John Kerslake.

Councillors  Malmesbury Town Councillors.

 

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