Mayor Richard Jenks

The Mayor of Newton Abbot

Councillor Richard Jenks

The Mayor of Newton Abbot for 2019/20 is Councillor Richard Jenks and he will be raising money through various events for his Charities: 4 Dementia Carers and Homestart.

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.

Cadet  Freddie Walker from the 1322 Air Training Corps has been chosen to act at the Mayor’s Cadet for 2019/2020.   Freddie will accompany the Mayor to various engagements. 

The Mayor’s Chaplain for the year will be Rev. Gareth Regan.

Contact Details

Councillor Richard Jenks
3 Stoneleigh Close
Newton Abbot
TQ12 1QZ

Telephone: Home 01626 353558
Mobile: 07977 507280
Email: [email protected]

If you would like the Mayor to officially attend a function please contact the Mayor’s Secretary, Mrs Carla Winsborrow 01626 201120 or [email protected]

Details of the Mayor

Date joined Newton Abbot Town Council – 2007

Ward – Bradley

Political Party – Liberal Democrats

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

Personal Details

I was born in Yorkshire and went to school in Bournemouth.
Before I retired I was a partner in a business consultancy.
I am married with 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren.
I have lived in Newton Abbot for 20 years.
I am interested in the environment, wildlife, walking and painting,