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John Stewart

Councillor John Stewart

Councillor John Stewart was appointed as Town Mayor for the Civic Year 2020/2021 in the presence of the Mayor of Cheshire East, Cllr. Barry Burkhill, the Mayor of Knutsford, Cllr. Andrew Malloy, the Mayor of Congleton, Cllr. Sally Ann Holland, the Deputy Mayor of Macclesfield, Cllr. Sarah Bennett-Wake and Mr David Rutley M.P.  In an historic moment for the town, local councillors, past mayors and civic dignitaries gathered around devices in their own homes and joined Bollington Town Council via Microsoft Teams to witness the election of the new Town Mayor of Bollington on 5th May 2020.

Cllr. Stewart joined Bollington Town Council in July 2019 and represents East Ward having lived in Bollington for nearly 20 years. He has three sons, one of whom, Hadley, is an A&E nurse in a London Hospital. His younger sons, James and Olly, attend Tytherington School. Cllr. Stewart is a trustee and treasurer of Ruby’s Fund, a local charity for famillies with children who have additional needs and is CEO of an aerospace company in Cheshire East. Councillor Stewart is an enthusiastic cook and enjoys long walks as a member of the Bollington Real Ale Ramblers. He is a keen golfer and a member of Shrigley Hall Golf Club, he also likes to keep fit and is a member of Bollington Health & Leisure.

Councillor Johanna Maitland was elected as Deputy Mayor and also represents East Ward and Revd. Canon Veronica Hydon, St. Oswald’s Church, Bollington as the Town Mayor’s Chaplain.

The Town Mayor attends many and varied events throughout the Mayoral Year. Some are Civic Events organised by the Town Council but there are many more visits to local people and organisations. The Mayor also represents Bollington at events in other towns and parishes in the area. To get in touch with the Mayor, please contact the Events & Mayoral Officer, Emma Bambrook, on 01625 572985 or by e-mail at mayor@bollington-tc.gov.uk.  To request a visit from the Mayor please complete the Town Mayor’s Booking Form. If you have difficulty completing the online form, please contact Emma Bambrook using the details above.

Youth Consort Luca Allbright

Mayor's Youth Consort
Luca Allbright

Luca was invested with his badge of office at Bollington’s first virtual Civic Sunday Service held on 7th June, where he also read prayers of Intercession that he had written himself.  Luca is in Year 11 at Tytherington School. He is a member of the school student parliament, House Captain and is also a Transition Leader, helping to ensure that the the move from primary to secondary school is a smooth as possible for pupils. Outside of school he enjoys inline skating and has two jobs; dog walking and working at Pappa’s in Bollington.

You could be our next Mayor’s Youth Consort

The important role of Mayor’s Youth Consort was introduced in 2016 and the Council welcomes and encourages applications from all young people, the only qualifying criteria is the age range of 13 to 18 years and living in or within three miles of Bollington or having a strong community link with the town.

Attendance at events alongside the Mayor helps the appointed Youth Consort to improve their confidence and social skills with opportunities for public speaking if appropriate. The Mayor’s Youth Consort accompanies the Mayor to civic events within Bollington such as Civic Sunday and the Remembrance Parade & Service; they may be asked to participate in these events by reading a lesson or laying a wreath. They may also be asked to attend other special events, which could include functions in other towns and parishes in the Cheshire East borough.

It is easy to apply for the role, simply click on the Mayor’s Youth Consort Application Form to tell us about yourself and why you would like to be the next Youth Consort.  Also included is a short consent form, which parents or guardians of young people under 18 must complete.

The Mayor’s Youth Consort for 2021 – 2022 will be invested with a badge of office at the Mayor Making Ceremony held early May at Bollington Town Hall or via Microsoft Teams, should social distancing restrictions still be in place, and they will carry out the role until the following May.

Further information can be found by clicking on the Mayor’s Youth Consort Information Form or by contacting the Events & Mayoral Officer on 01625 572985 or mayor@bollington-tc.gov.uk. Please also contact the Events & Mayoral Officer if you would like to receive the forms and information in an alternative format.

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2021.

Civic and Community Events

The Town Council organises a number of Civic Events and Community Events each year.  The civic year starts in May with the Annual Meeting and Mayor Making.  The Mayor will organise a Civic Sunday which includes a parade, a service and the presentation of Civic Awards to members of the local community.

A Civic Dinner is organised towards the end of the year and the Mayor will oversee the Annual Town Assembly where all Bollington residents are invited to meet the Mayor and Councillors, learn of all the latest developments in the Town and take part in an open forum.  There is also an annual Boundary Walk which originated from the old tradition of Beating the Bounds; recently the walk has been taking place in autumn as part of the Walking Festival.

 

The Town Council organises or is involved in a number of community events. These include annual events such as: Remembrance Sunday, Christmas Lights Switch on and Carols round the Tree on Christmas Eve as well as Jubilee Celebrations, Battle of the Bands Competitions and Youth Fairs to name but a few.

Bollington is a busy place with loads going on so please keep an eye on the Events section of the website and our Facebook page for up to date information about events.