New Mayor chosen at annual meeting

Published Wednesday, 16 May 2018

ONE of the highlights of the civic year took place at the council’s annual meeting last night (15 May) when a new Mayor of the Borough was installed for the next 12 months.

Councillor Jan Kirby, who represents Hinckley De Montfort Ward for the Conservatives, accepted the chain of office from the outgoing mayor, Councillor Ozzy O’Shea, before a council chamber that was packed with special guests..

Cllr Kirby, who is married to Mike and has a son, daughter and three grandchildren, was first elected into the council in May 2015.

During her year, Cllr Kirby will be raising funds for Lawrence House, a supported accommodation project for homeless young people in the Hinckley & Bosworth area.

She will also be supporting Dementia Action Alliance, an umbrella organisation bringing together services, carers and people living with dementia to contribute towards making the borough dementia friendly. 

Her minister will be Pauline Cummings of St Mary’s Church, Hinckley.

Away from the council, Cllr Kirby likes to spend time with her family, walking with her dogs and going on holiday. 

Councillor Peter Wallace was chosen as the Deputy Mayor and his Consort will be Mary Patrick.