2021/2022 Municipal Year Mayor of Seaford – Cllr Rodney Reed
At a ‘hybrid’ Annual General meeting of Seaford Town Council held at the Seaford Baptist Church on 20st May 2021, the new Mayor of Seaford was re-elected unopposed – Cllr Rodney Reed. His re-elected deputy is Cllr Jean Cash. (Pictured below left). Mrs Ann Reed is Mayoress and Consort (photos below right) pictured together with the Mayor and Town Crier – Peter White.
Cllr Reed is quoted as saying -“I was honoured to be nominated to be Mayor of Seaford for the second time and humbled to be appointed unopposed by my Councillor colleagues. In the year just passed I realised I was Seaford’s first virtual Mayor and so I now have a lot more experience of ‘Zoom’ and ‘MS Teams’!
I was pleased that our Annual Council meeting could be ‘face to face’ this year, made possible by Seaford Baptist Church offering their large and airy venue so making socially distanced Council Meetings possible.
As Seaford emerges from lock-down, I hope with Mrs Ann Reed, the Mayoress, to be able to support many community events this year ‘in person’.
New Councillors have recently been elected to join the Town Council and Adam Chugg our Town Clerk is well settled into his role leading his teams of capable Officers. Staycation Seaford looks to be a lively summer and I am confident that our shops and businesses will benefit from this boost to their trade. Our Councillors and Officers are stronger together, working as one team for the good of our town.
I am delighted that Cllr Jean Cash was appointed again as Deputy Mayor also unopposed. We worked well together ‘virtually’ last year. I am sure that we will continue effectively working together supporting our town emerging from lockdown and being a vibrant Seaford as a community.”
Newly elected Deputy Mayor, Cllr Jean Cash is well known in Seaford for her teaching career at Seaford Head School. Cllr Cash looks forward to working closely with the Mayor, in supporting the Town Council and the Community.
Cllr Reed will be continuing his ‘ Mayor’s Charity Initiative’ and again this year and calls for any locally based Charity or ‘Not for Profit’ organisation to get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org.
For updates throughout the year please check the Mayors facebook page
and the Mayor’s Charity Initiative YouTube playlist
Details of the Mayoral Engagements and Events are reported in the Mayor’s Report at each Full Council meeting, or can be seen on the Mayor’s Facebook page – @mayorofseaford
If you wish to book the Mayor for an official engagement, please email email@example.com
Each year at its Annual Meeting the Council must elect a Mayor as first point of business; the Mayor then serves in office for the Municipal Year (May to May).
The Council is lucky to have had such a variety of Mayor’s since its formation in 1999, each with their own aspirations for their time in office and with unswerving dedication to their roles. Often, as the Mayor, they would receive an invite to an engagement on a weekly basis, some weeks as special occasions there may even be three or four engagements – this is on top of their duties and responsibilities as a Councillor, and all carried out voluntarily.
The Council offers its gratitude to those former Mayors of Seaford: