The Mayor of Newton Abbot 2018/19
The Mayor of Newton Abbot for 2018/19 is Councillor Ken Purchase and he will be raising money through various events for his Charities: Newton Abbot Street Pastors and The Dyrons Journal Talking Newspaper.
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.
Cadet Corporal Jacob Whittle from the 1322 Air Training Corps has been chosen to act at the Mayor's Cadet for 2018/2019. Jacob will accompany the Mayor to various engagements.
The Mayor's Chaplain for the year will be Rev. Patrick Parkes.
Councillor Ken Purchase
9 Denbury Road
Telephone: Home 01626 353063
Mobile: 07938 789375
Details of the Mayor
Date joined Newton Abbot Town Council - 2007
Ward - Bushell
Political Party - Liberal Democrats
Member of the Town Council Committees: Community & Heritage Committee, Finance & Audit Committe, Planning Committee, Policy & Resources Committee, Events Sub-Committee, Staffing Sub-Committee, Community Engagement Group, Strategic Planning Forum, Neighbourhood Plan Monitoring Group
I was born in Tiverton and moved to Newton Abbot when I was 6 months old. I attended the schools of Bearnes, Wolborough and Highweek Senior and a private school in Torquay for 2 years.
I was an apprentice plasterer with Hugh Mills and Gaye then went to work at Centrax and lastly was a caretaker at the Newton Abbot Adult Education Centre.
I am married to Dulcie and we have two grown up daughters, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
I have been in the Scout movement for 70 years and am now the Fellowship Chairman. I have recently retired as the Newton Abbot Town Crier after service 26 years.
My other hobbies are gardening and campanology.