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 Post subject: Re: Deputy Mayor
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 8:56 pm 
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Nidge2 wrote:
Mayors are a total waste of money and time.

The role of Mayor in our Borough is mainly a fund raising position and raises many thousands of pounds for local charities. The Civic duties are also enjoyed by most of the people in the Borough. They certainly complain if the Mayor isn't available. The Mayor also chairs the full council meetings. We do not spend very much money on our Mayor.

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 Post subject: Re: Deputy Mayor
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 4:34 am 
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I sort of agree with Nigel in that for ceremonial events we already have umpteen other dignitaries that can cover them, i.e. Lord Lieutenants, Deputy Lord Lieutenants (loads of them in each area) and Sheriffs to name a few.

However I think a Mayor is needed to chair the council meetings.

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 Post subject: Re: Deputy Mayor
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 8:46 am 
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Sussex wrote:
I sort of agree with Nigel in that for ceremonial events we already have umpteen other dignitaries that can cover them, i.e. Lord Lieutenants, Deputy Lord Lieutenants (loads of them in each area) and Sheriffs to name a few.

However I think a Mayor is needed to chair the council meetings.

I doubt you could get any the people you mention to turn up to an infant school with only 10 pupils on the roll to hand out sports day prizes. It is communities like that who appreciate the Mayor turning up and talking to them.
As for sheriffs, the only sheriffs that visit around most places are collecting debts for a court.

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 Post subject: Re: Deputy Mayor
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 11:22 am 
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grandad wrote:
Sussex wrote:
I sort of agree with Nigel in that for ceremonial events we already have umpteen other dignitaries that can cover them, i.e. Lord Lieutenants, Deputy Lord Lieutenants (loads of them in each area) and Sheriffs to name a few.

However I think a Mayor is needed to chair the council meetings.

I doubt you could get any the people you mention to turn up to an infant school with only 10 pupils on the roll to hand out sports day prizes. It is communities like that who appreciate the Mayor turning up and talking to them.
As for sheriffs, the only sheriffs that visit around most places are collecting debts for a court.



Thought you were that affluent in that neck of the woods that debt was unheard of.


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 Post subject: Re: Deputy Mayor
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 2:36 pm 
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I doubt you could get any the people you mention to turn up to an infant school with only 10 pupils on the roll to hand out sports day prizes.

Maybe it's just down here but I personally know at least 3 or 4 DLs that would.

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 Post subject: Re: Deputy Mayor
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:55 am 
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heathcote wrote:
grandad wrote:
Sussex wrote:
I sort of agree with Nigel in that for ceremonial events we already have umpteen other dignitaries that can cover them, i.e. Lord Lieutenants, Deputy Lord Lieutenants (loads of them in each area) and Sheriffs to name a few.

However I think a Mayor is needed to chair the council meetings.

I doubt you could get any the people you mention to turn up to an infant school with only 10 pupils on the roll to hand out sports day prizes. It is communities like that who appreciate the Mayor turning up and talking to them.
As for sheriffs, the only sheriffs that visit around most places are collecting debts for a court.



Thought you were that affluent in that neck of the woods that debt was unheard of.

The ward I represent has a very large proportion of people in poverty.

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