Warwick Mayor Making Ceremony 2018

On Thursday 24th May from 6.30pm, Warwick Town Council will hold their Annual Meeting of the Town Council which includes Warwick Mayor Making (the inauguration of the Town’s new Mayor).

This year the meeting and ceremony, which is open to the general public to attend, will be held at the Collegiate Church of St. Mary’s in Old Square, Warwick. It is a historical setting fitting for the inauguration of the Mayor of Warwick as First Citizen of Warwick, a role steeped in tradition and ceremony that dates back to 1664. The venue also recognises that St Mary’s was used for town meetings, under the Court Leet, before the adoption of The Court House.

Not only is it a chance to see the ceremony and meeting of the Town Council, but also to meet the new Mayor of Warwick who will be Councillor Richard Eddy. Richard has been active in his role as a Town Councillor since 2015 and has chaired Warwick Town Council’s Economic & Tourism Committee and also served on the Community & Culture Committee, being an active supporter of the Warwick in Bloom campaigns, which saw the town awarded Gold medal status. With his eye on the town’s heritage and appearance, he supports driving both community and commercial prosperity and will be supporting several charity initiatives during his mayoral year including Safeline, Evelyn’s Gift and the restoration of St. Mary’s Church and the Lord Leycester Hospital.

As Mayor of Warwick, Richard will attend both historic and contemporary events, meet with individuals, organisations and communities to recognise their contribution to the town, and to uphold civic pride in Warwick. The Mayor can be invited to attend events which have a community-inclusive or town-wide significance. The Mayor’s diary is co-ordinated by Sarah Acklam, Mayor’s Secretary, at Warwick Town Council.