Bishop Auckland Town Council met on Monday night (Monday 24th May 2021) for their Annual Meeting, at which they appointed the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the municipal year 2021-22. This was their first face to face meeting since March 2020, as they have been meeting virtually due to the pandemic. At this meeting they welcomed three newly elected Town Councillors, following the local elections earlier this month.
Newly elected Councillor, Katie Eliot, has been elected as the 14th Mayor of Bishop Auckland for 2021-2022. Councillor Eliot has said “I am both honoured and delighted to have been chosen to represent Bishop Auckland Town Council as the new Mayor. I am proud to have been given the responsibility when newly elected to the Town Council and I look forward to the opportunities I will have over the next year to work closely with my fellow Councillors and the local community to ensure that we meet the wants and needs of our constituents.
During my time as Mayor of Bishop Auckland I have chosen to raise money for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust with a focus on Bishop Auckland Hospital.
As a Town Council we have some great plans for 2021 and 2022, mainly looking at how we can help Bishop Auckland on the road to recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic and how we can build on the great sense of community that has been developing throughout the town.”
Councillor Jamie Blackburn who has been a member of Bishop Auckland Town Council since 2013 and has previously served as Deputy Mayor was re-elected as Deputy Mayor for the 2021-22 municipal year. Councillor Blackburn has said “It is a really exciting time to renew my role as Deputy Mayor. I am looking forward to helping and supporting both our new Mayor and all other members of the Town Council to achieve the targets we set ourselves to help improve our town.”
Bishop Auckland Town Council is now made up of six Labour Councillors and five Independent Councillors. These are:
- Harley Balmer-Howieson, Woodhouse Close, Labour
- Jamie Blackburn, Woodhouse Close, Labour
- Katie Eliot, Henknowle, Labour
- David Fleming, Henknowle, Labour
- Michael Siddle, Cockton Hill, Labour
- David Wilson, Woodhouse Close, Labour
- Lee Brownson, Henknowle, Independent
- Leanda Chappell, Cockton Hill, Independent
- Sam Zair, Bishop Auckland Town, Independent
- Lesley Zair, Cockton Hill, Independent
- Adam Zair, Bishop Auckland Town, Independent
If you have an issue in your community, you can contact your Town Councillor for help and support.
For any further information contact the Town Council on 01388 207110 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org