The Mayor of Newton Abbot 2014/15
Councillor Mike Hocking
Telephone (Home): 01626 201906
Telephone (mobile): 07456 076750
Address: 19 Berrys Wood, Bradley Barton, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1UP
Date joined Newton Abbot Town Council: 1998
Political Party: Independent
Member of Town Council Committees: Amenities, Finance & Resources, Allotments Sub-Committee, Events Sub-Committee, Newton in Bloom Sub-Committee, Museum Sub-Committee, Local Transport Forum, Grants Sub-Committee
I was born and bred in Kingsteignton on 3rd July 1953 and attended the local primary school and furthered my education at Highweek Secondary school for Boys in Newton Abbot.
On leaving school at 15 I trained to become a HGV fitter working for a local haulage company, after my apprenticeship I started working for WBB where I spent the next 26 years before taking redundancy in 2001, I now work for the Department for Transport as an Enforcement Support Officer.
I have a son and a daughter, both married with children of their own.
I very much enjoy my role as a Councillor and am always keen to support the town in any way I can.
I am involved with various organisations within the town all of which I of which I keenly support
I am also a District Councillor where I put the interests of the residents of Newton Abbot first and foremost.
The Mayor of Newton Abbot for 2014/15 is Councillor Mike Hocking and he will be raising money through various events for this Charities: The Helen Foundation and The Turner Ward (Oncolgoy) of Torbay Hospital.
The Helen Foundation:
The Helen Foundation was launched in January 2006 as a living memorial to Helen Kirk who tragically died after a road accident on 26 December 2005 at the age of 24.
Helen was an actor and performed under the stage names of Helen Owen-Taylor and Helen Hezel.
Following her untimely death, her family and her boyfriend, Ben, decided to set up The Helen Foundation as a new charitable trust in order to support the aspirations of young people who live in Teignbridge (the part of Devon where Helen grew up and that she loved so much), especially those lacking financial support.
By providing prizes in schools, subsidised arts-based workshops and bursaries the Foundation encourages and supports young people to develop their talents and pursue their ambitions
The Turner Ward
Oncology Outpatient Clinic, Radiotherapy treatment and planning and treatment delivery.
The Cancer Support Team aims to complement treatment by promoting physical, social, psychological and spiritual well-being, to enhance and maximise quality of life. This may include giving information, symptom control, welfare advice or emotional and spiritual guidance. The team's support is available to anyone diagnosed with cancer, during and after treatment, and is not limited to palliative care.
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 Hocking has chosen Daniel Hayday a cadet from the 1322 Newton Abbot Air Training Cadets to be his Mayoral Cadet. Daniel will accompany Councillor Hocking to various Mayoral engagements