The Mayor, who is elected at the Annual Council meeting of Alcester Town Council, acts as the Chairman of every full council meeting, or in the mayor’s absence the Deputy Mayor. The Mayor is also an ex-officio member of every committee; however does not have to sit at every meeting. The Mayor is also consulted by the clerk on the contents of the agenda.
The Mayor is the major representative of the council, especially at events organised by other organisations or councils.
The Mayor will also organise themself, or by delegation to a committee, civic events to raise the profile of the council both within the Town and by inviting other dignitaries to visit the Town by attendance.
The Mayor, as leader of the council, takes the lead responsibility as the Chairman of the Presidium Committee made up from the Chairmen of the five Council Committees (Town Council Executive Committee) who, along with the information prepared by the Responsible Finance Officer, sets the precept for the coming year along with the terms of reference and projects for each of the committees for approval by full council.
The Mayor is the person normally contacted in the event of complaints, in particular against employees of the Council such as the Clerk (see Complaint Procedure).
10th Aug 2015
This is my second Blog, and quite a lot has gone on since my first. Alcester Town Council (ATC) has become the first Parish in the County to be a “Health and Wellbeing Town”. This development is in line with … Continue reading ... read more
15th Jun 2015
Welcome to my first Mayors Blog of the new Alcester Town Council, I am Professor Cllr Clive Neal-Sturgess and I will be supported by Elle my wife and Consort, together with my lifelong friend and Deputy Mayor Professor Cllr Chris … Continue reading ... read more
12th May 2015
I would like to thank everyone for all their support in the past year, it has been a great honour being mayor of such a great town. The town council is a wonderful organization to be part of and I wish … Continue reading ... read more
16th Apr 2015
Well what lovely spring weather we are all enjoying at the moment long may it last. I recently attended numerous civic events representing Alcester at both District and County level. We also held Alcester Town Councils civic dinner this was … Continue reading ... read more
27th Feb 2015
27th Feb 2015 It has been a busy month I held a charity music evening with the Racketts at the Jubilee Centre and raised £450, which I am donation toward inclusive play springy for the Jubilee fields play area. Many … Continue reading ... read more
28th Jan 2015
I would like to thank everyone who supported my quiz night both by attending and donations. It was a very good evening and Chas set some really good questions. The money that we raised £250 pounds, is to be used … Continue reading ... read more
24th Dec 2014
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I have been busy recently attending many Christmas events in the Town, one in particular I would like to mention was … Continue reading ... read more
1st Dec 2014
Things are really happening it is the mad run up to Christmas. I had the great honour of switching on the tree of light that now stands proudly at the top of our High street. It was lovely to see … Continue reading ... read more
22nd Oct 2014
Mayor’s October blog October has been an interesting month I have visited the Guide dogs for the blind training Centre in Leamington spa. This was an amazing day and also a very humbling experience here you see volunteering at its … Continue reading ... read more