The Mayor of Newton Abbot 2016/17

The Mayor of Newton Abbot for 2016/17 is Councillor Liz Roberts and she will be raising money through various events for her Charities: Newton Abbot Memory Cafe and Newton Abbot Community Transport.

Mayor’s Cadet

Each year the Mayor chooses a cadet from one of the youth services in the Town to be the Mayoral Cadet for the forthcoming year.

Cllr Roberts has decided to utilise a cadet from both the 1322 Newton Abbot Air Training Cadets and the Newton Abbot Army Cadets.  William Thompson will representing the ATC and Tyson Gelden will be representing the Army Cadets.

The Cadets will take it in turns to accompany the Mayor to various Mayoral engagements.  

Chaplain for the year will be Rev. Patrick Parkes of the St. Paul's Church.

Contact Details

Councillor Ms Liz Roberts

29 Holbeam Close

Newton Abbot

TQ12 1UT

Telephone: Home 01626 201426

Mobile: 07779 007049

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Details

Date joined Newton Abbot Town Council - 2011

Ward - Bradley

Political Party - Conservative

Member of the Town Council Committees: Copmmunity & Heritage Committee, Finance & Audit Committe, Policy & Resources Committee, Events Sub-Committee, Community Engagement Group, Neighbourhood Plan Monitoring Group

Personal Details

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Mayors Engagements

Newton Abbot Town Council

Town Hall

Great Western House,

9 Devon Square,

Newton Abbot

TQ12 2HN

Tel: 01626 201120

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