At Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Annual Town Council Meeting, which was the first meeting of the newly elected Town Council, Councillor Dayley Lawrence was elected by the Council to the position of Mayor of Bradley Stoke and Chair of the Town Council. New Councillor Natalie Field (Labour Party) was elected as Deputy Mayor/Vice-chair of the Town Council.
Councillor Lawrence said: “It is an absolute honour to be elected the first Labour Mayor of Bradley Stoke. Being the first citizen of Bradley Stoke is something that really makes me proud of the town where I live. I thank Cllr Jon Williams for proposing me and would also like to thank the residents of our town that voted for change on our council. I am committed to working with all councillors to make our town a great place to live and work. After a turbulent year or two, it’s refreshing to see a new team around the table. A team that I believe can work together for our residents.”
As his last action in the role of Mayor, outgoing councillor Tony Griffiths presented cheques to the two recipients of the Mayor’s Charity for 2023/23. A total of £9,289.88 has been raised over the past year, split equally between Great Western Air Ambulance Charity and St Peter’s Hospice, with the money being raised through community events including the Festival, Scarecrow Trail and Fireworks Display. The representatives from both charities accepted their ceremonial cheques and thanked everyone for their support.