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19 MAY

Second year for town mayor

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A civic leader has been elected to the same role for a second year running. Councillor Sue Walley, who has served as Cheadle Town Mayor for the last 12 months, has been elected by fellow town councillors to serve as mayor for a second year.

A civic leader has been elected to the same role for a second year running.

Councillor Sue Walley, who has served as Cheadle Town Mayor for the last 12 months, has been elected by fellow town councillors to serve as mayor for a second year.

The vote to elect cllr Walley took place at the annual meeting of Cheadle Town Council on Monday (May 16).

The same meeting also saw councillor Elizabeth Whitehouse being elected as Deputy Mayor of Cheadle.

Cllr Walley said of her re-election as Mayor of Cheadle: “Having been re elected on Monday night I look forward to seeing projects completed.
“We have exciting months ahead. Councillor Elizabeth Whitehouse was elected as Deputy Mayor, I am sure that we will work well together.
“Councillor Kate Mills and Councillor Ian Plant have a busy year ahead driving forward their work programmes.
“The regeneration of Cheadle needs to be delivered. We have the Jubilee to celebrate.”

She added: “I will continue with my Mayor’s Award Scheme and look forward to meeting recipients this year.

Covid curtailed many plans, especially being able to visit schools and the vulnerable in our town. Covid has not gone away but I hope to engage with more people this year.”

Meanwhile, councillor Whitehouse said of her election in becoming the Deputy Mayor of Cheadle: “I am very privileged to say that at the town council AGM I was elected as the Deputy Mayor of Cheadle and the Chair of Media & Communications.

I look forward to the next year where I can make positive changes from within and push for more transparency for our council and community.”

With regards to her new role as chair of the Media and Communications Committee at the town council, cllr Whitehouse said: “It used to be called GDPR and Website Committee but we’ve changed it to include all council media and communications now.

I’m looking forward to pushing the council forward into the new age of communications which is through social media and updating our website to make it more user friendly and accessible.”

She added: “The community is changing how they get their information and we need to change with them. I think a lot of people are interested in what we do, but we don’t have the appropriate access for them. I’m looking forward for real positive change.

My vice chair is cllr Elizabeth Haines who I know will do a sterling job with me.”

Cllr Walley has kindly stated that she will continue with her weekly ‘Mayor’s Message’ column which she writes for the Stunner.

In her round-up from the past week, she said: “What a wonderful week I’ve had. On Monday morning the Town Clerk and I met with Lynne Ransome, Manager of Cheadle branch of Leek United Building Society, to discuss their Charitable Foundation.

The Foundation will support charities and community groups across Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire, looking to relieve poverty, develop green spaces and provide help to vulnerable and disadvantaged people. What a fantastic initiative. Thank you Leek United Building Society.
“Last Monday evening I attended 1st Cheadle Guides meeting to present the Mayor’s Award to Poppy Steele. I was treated to a delicious Strawberry Drink and beautiful buffet food all created by the Guides and Rangers. Fantastic work girls.

It was a privilege to take part in an enrolment ceremony and join the Guides for Taps (their closing prayer), it brought back lovely memories of my days as a Brownie, Guide, and Guide Leader of First Cheadle Guides.
“On Thursday, accompanied by the Town Clerk I visited Cheadle Academy to present a Mayor’s Award to the Public Speaking Team. We met some of the team and Mr Harding while other members were sitting exams. Good luck to everyone sitting exams. Do your best, no one can do more.”

Cllr Walley continued: “On Friday, accompanied by Rachel, Deputy Town Clerk, we visited Equal Base to present medals in recognition of the achievements the members have made.

This group are amazing, the atmosphere welcoming and full of love and caring.
“Rachel accepted a gold medal on behalf of the Town Clerk Dave who was in goal for this incredible group of people at the recent Penalty Shoot Out.”

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