Bridlington Town Council today, Thursday 18th June, announced that due to Covid-19 the choosing of a new Civic Heads for the Bridlington Town Council has not happened and therefore have postponed this for 12 months which means that Councillor Liam Dealtry with his wife Mrs Michelle Dealtry will remain as Mayor and Mayoress of Bridlington until May 2021.
The Bridlington Town Council released the following statement:
Normally at this time of year the Town Councillors would choose the new Civic Heads for the Town Council but due to Covid-19 this has not happened.
The Town Council has considered the impact of Covid-19 on the Mayoral Year and have decided to postpone this decision for 12 months which means that Councillor Liam Dealtry with his wife Mrs Michelle Dealtry will stay on as Mayor and Mayoress until May 2021 and Councillor Jackie Foster and Councillor Cyril Marsburg will be retained as Deputy Mayor and Deputy Consort also until May 2021.
The decision was not taken lightly however the Councillors unanimously agreed that deferring enables the Council to better manage the risks for all, the current Mayor will hopefully be able to complete the civic year with Mayor’s Charity Fundraising events in 2021 and that the future Mayor will hopefully be able to have a more “normal” civic year in 2021.
Please Note: The picture featured of Mayor Cllr Liam Dealtry & Deputy Mayor Cllr Jackie Foster was taken at the Mayor Making meeting in May 2019.