Camelford welcomes new Mayor
At its annual meeting on 19th May Camelford Town Council elected a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months. Councillor Rob Rotchell was elected unopposed at the start of the meeting, shortly followed by Councillor Sue Elford being voted in as Deputy. Cllr Rotchell, who is also Camelford’s Cornwall Councillor and was Mayor in 2011-2013, replaces Cllr Andy Shaw after two his two years in the position.
Cllr Rotchell became the first Councillor in several years to undertake a Mayoral oath and is the Town Council’s representative to the Community Network Panel and is eligible to sit on all working groups of the Council as necessary. At the meeting thanks were given to Cllr Shaw for his hard work as Mayor during a difficult two years for the Council.
Cllr Rotchell said “I am honoured to have been elected as Mayor of Camelford, and I’m proud to be able to serve the local community. I hope over the next 12 months to engage fully with local people, and continue to ensure transparency and trust in the Council. In particular we wish to encourage more events in the town and, crucially, to get more people in the community involved in organising them together.”
The role of the Mayor is to act as a figurehead for the Council and undertake various civic duties, as well as taking control of Council meetings and delivering the agenda.