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                                    THE MAYOR OF ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA

Councillor Nick Wilkins (Leamington Spa Town Council) Elected May 2022

New Mayor Elected to serve Royal Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa’s new Mayor is Councillor Nick Wilkins.  He was elected to the post and took the mayoral chain at a ceremony at the Town Council's annual meeting on Thursday 19th May 2022. 

Councillor Wilkins was born in the Warneford Hospital and has lived and worked in Leamington for over 25 years: He started as a street cleaner for the Council, before working on the bins and even turned his hand to grave digging! He lived in Fallow Hill, Sydenham and is now just off Tachbrook Road in South Leamington.

When asked what’s special about Leamington, the town he will represent for 12 months, the new Mayor said:

“It’s the people working together to help others. There are so many Leamington charities and community groups – people coming together to put on brilliant events for us all to enjoy or to care for people who need help.” 

Nick himself has a long history of volunteering in the town: He’s run Sunday league football teams and volunteered for the Salvation Army, the SYDNI centre and currently sits on the St. Patrick’s school PTA. He also runs an annual Suicide Awareness event to help people remember loved ones through sharing music and memories.

He says: “I’m deeply honoured to have been elected to serve a town with so many fantastic people and in the year ahead I will be shining a light on as many of those different activities as possible.”

Councillor Wilkins has chosen a very local charity to support:   

“LWS Night Shelter is there for the homeless and those who often feel ignored to provide a hot meal and company for the vulnerably-housed members of the community in Leamington Spa and the wider area. I was homeless myself for a few years and I wouldn’t have got back on my feet without the help of homeless charities like the Night Shelter.”

“I look forward to my Mayoral year.  Particularly to meeting the varied voluntary groups, and the many people who give their time freely to help others. I’m also planning to visit all 26 parks in Leamington in one weekend from Roxborough Crofts play area near Cubbington in the North to Redland Rec near Asda in the South to highlight the importance and variety of our wonderful green spaces.”

Mayoral Diaries:

 

Press Releases: 

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