Mayor Making Ceremony
My name’s Chris and I work in the Mayor’s office. My job is to ensure the smooth running that the majority during a year the Mayor’s office.
That means I’m responsible for organising all the civic events like remembrance service, civic service church service, the carol service and Christmas lights switch on and also all the events Mayor gets invited to if he accepts I make the arrangements.
I’m the Queen’s representative with the Mayor of Weston-super-Mare where I lead the Mayor and dignitaries into any civic service or any civic event through the year. There are only about 6 to 7 events in total, so it’s not exactly a full-time job.
Ladies and gentlemen would you please stand for the dignitaries.
Seriously, amongst Mark’s many qualities I’ll just highlight three. One – he is a hard worker. Two – he is fully committed and three is generous and convivial purpose. I hope so with that third one in the coming year.
Both he and Estelle – another ex-pupil of mine. Will hold officer, I know, with dignity and with more than a touch of fun and I hope with that great British sense of self-deprecation.
Mr Mayor, I happily second the motion Cllrs Mark Canniford becomes Mayor.
It means to me, supporting my town. It’s a lovely town it is too – and of course, being honoured by my fellow councillors who have decided that I
should do this role. I’ve been in Weston a long time and I’ve run businesses in the centre of town and on the outskirts and have been involved in local politics for some time now got into local politics simply because I didn’t like what was going on and I thought I would be one of those who tries to get in there and change it ended up now as Town Mayor.