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Councillor Bill Gifford  Copyright (Leamington Spa Town Council)

(Elected Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa 11th May 2019)

New Mayor Elected to serve Royal Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa’s new Mayor is Cllr Bill Gifford who was elected to the post and took the Mayoral chain at a ceremony at the Town Council's annual meeting on Saturday 11th May. 

The new Mayor describes Leamington, the town he will represent for 12 months, as a “wonderful Royal Town with its beautiful Regency architecture and elegant parks”. He pledges to “promote a cleaner town to ensure that its beauty continues to shine through.”

Bill, a former Town Councillor and Mayor (2001-2), says he is “deeply honoured to have been elected” to serve the Town he has lived in for more than 47 years. He said “What I chiefly remember from my previous time as Mayor is discovering the huge number of voluntary groups there are, and the many people who give their time freely to support others.”

Cllr Gifford has chosen two very local charities to support.   

“Springfield Mind, who have a base in Leamington, and one of their projects that I most admire is Green Minds which offers sessions of gardening and growing produce at their allotments, encouraging people with personal experiences of mental health difficulties to become involved in outdoor gardening activities, learn new skills and meet others.

“My other mayoral charity” he added “is The Pam Britton Trust for Dementia a non-profit organisation in Leamington Spa which is dedicated to supporting both those with Dementia and their family carer/s. They also facilitate the setting up of new local support groups and Dementia Cafes.

“I look forward to my Mayoral year and to offer my support to the diverse community that is Royal leamington Spa.”

The Mayoral diary can be downloaded for the forthcoming weeks by clicking on the links below:

Diary week commencing 26.09.19

Diary week commencing 02.09.19

The Mayor is available to attend local events in his role as first citizen.  It is advisable to provide at least 2 weeks' notice in order to secure his attendance.

To obtain further information , please contact the Civic Officer on 01926 450906 or email - mayor@leamingtonspatowncouncil.gov.uk