This Wednesday was Bury’s Annual Council meeting and Mayor Making ceremony. These are the important annual meetings which determine the leadership of the Council for the ‘municipal year’.
The Annual Council meeting was this year held in the sports hall of Castle Leisure Centre, to allow for social distancing between councillors.
Labour, as the majority group, remain in charge of the Council.
Councillor Steve Wright has been appointed Chair of the new Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee.
A State of the Borough debate takes place at Annual Council. You can watch the whole meeting online here. Councillor Powell’s statement on behalf of the Liberal Democrat group in State of the Borough Debate is 57 minutes in. The papers for the meeting are here.
Following Annual Council the Mayor Making ceremony took place with reduced numbers at Bury Town Hall.
Holyrood Ward councillor Tim Pickstone was re-appointed as Mayor, the first person to be appointed for a second successive year since 1951.
Bury Samaritans remain as the Mayor’s charity for 2021-21, alongside Greater Manchester HIV Charity George House Trust. The Mayor’s Chaplain remains Reverend Jez Hackett from Prestwich and Heaton Park Metrhodist Churches.
You can watch the Mayor Making ceremony online here.