New Hinckley and Bosworth Mayor Robin Webber-Jones 

Published Thursday, 16 May 2024
New Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Robin Webber-Jones accepting the chain of office from former Mayor Scott Gibbens.

One of the highlights of the civic year and an event which marks the official start of the council’s 50th anniversary celebrations took place on Tuesday (14 May).

The new Mayor of the Borough was installed for the next 12 months at Annual Council. Councillor Robin-Webber Jones, who represents Newbold Verdon with Desford & Peckleton, was handed the chain of office from former Mayor, Councillor Scott Gibbens before a council chamber that was packed with specially invited guests, including former councillors who were in post at the start of the new authority in April 1974. 
Councillor Webber-Jones was first elected to the Borough Council in 2019 and his consorts for the year will be his daughters Amelia and Clara.  
The new Mayor will be raising funds for Twycross Zoo, Hinckley Homeless Group (Lawrence House) and the Alzheimer’s Society throughout his term.  
In his spare time, Councillor Webber-Jones is involved in a wide range of community and research projects supporting young people to progress in their education. He is in the process of completing a PhD and is  involved in theatre and performing arts, serving on several boards for theatre and art charities.  
The new Deputy Mayor is Councillor Richard Flemming who represents Burbage Sketchley & Stretton. His consort is his wife, Jill.