Mayor of Cheltenham to continue for another year
By Matt Hall | 3rd June 2020
Mayor of Cheltenham Cllr Roger Whyborn and deputy mayor Cllr Sandra Holliday will continue in their roles for another year.
To provide continuity for the Council and in line with Government regulations allowing local authorities greater flexibility in decision making in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council's Annual Council meeting and Annual Mayor Making ceremony, scheduled to take place in May, has been postponed until May 2021.
Cllr Whyborn said: "May 2020 should have been the end of my Mayoral year, and a most unusual year end it has been, with most appointments cancelled due to COVID-19. I have been happy to agree to stay on, and in the short-term I will be supporting the Council as its chair through video meetings.
''I am concentrating my civic efforts on raising funding to support food banks, to which the Mayor's charity fund is now directed. How and when we return to some level of normality in civic duties is unknown but we are all on a journey together in this.
"I will be ably supported by Cllr Sandra Holliday who will continue in her role as deputy mayor."
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