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Bradley Stoke Town Council Elects New Mayor

BSTC - 23rd May 2014

Following the gathering of the Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 21st May 2014; Councillor John Ashe was elected to the position of Mayor of Bradley Stoke.

The outgoing Mayor Councillor Brian Hopkinson, reflected on his time in office and presented the Mayoral Charity Cheques to his three chosen charities; Whizz Kidz, Heartful Dodgers, and Friends of Jubilee Green.

Upon Councillor John Ashe’s election to the position of Mayor, he thanked the outgoing Mayor for the hard work he has undertaken throughout the last year. Councillor John Ashe then proceeded to convey to those present at the meeting; that he takes the responsibility of Mayor very seriously, and he will work closely with Councillors and Officers to ensure the Council is run effectively and gives the council tax payer the best value for money. Councillor John Ashe also announced his chosen Mayoral Charities for the ensuing year; the Great Western Air Ambulance, and the Royal British Legion.

Councillor John Ashe has been a sitting councillor in Bradley Stoke since 2004 (currently representing the Baileys Court Ward); making him the longest currently serving Town Councillor.

The outgoing Mayor Councillor Brian Hopkinson presents the Chains of Office to the New Mayor Councillor John Ashe.

The outgoing Mayor Councillor Brian Hopkinson presents the Chains of Office
to the New Mayor Councillor John Ashe.

Former Mayor Councillor Brian Hopkinson presents a Charity Cheque to 'Whizz Kidz' (Pictured Mike Walmsley).

Former Mayor Councillor Brian Hopkinson presents a Charity Cheque
to 'Whizz Kidz' (Pictured Mike Walmsley).

Former Mayor Councillor Brian Hopkinson presents a Charity Cheque to 'Heartful Dodgers' (Pictured Louise Hill).

Former Mayor Councillor Brian Hopkinson presents a Charity Cheque
to 'Heartful Dodgers' (Pictured Louise Hill).

Former Mayor Councillor Brian Hopkinson presents a Charity Cheque to 'Friends of Jubilee Green' (Pictured Michelle Dent & Helen North).

Former Mayor Councillor Brian Hopkinson presents a Charity Cheque
to 'Friends of Jubilee Green' (Pictured Michelle Dent & Helen North).