Mayor Cllr Benn Minshall

Deputy Mayor: Cllr Tom Dunlop

2019/2020

Crewe Town Mayor

The role of the Mayor is partly to act as an ambassador for the Town of Crewe and its people. If you would like to invite the Mayor of Crewe to your event, activity, school, business or organisation, please email mayor@crewetowncouncil.gov.uk, call 01270 756975 or contact the Crewe Town Council Office, 1 Chantry Court, Forge Street, Crewe CW1 2DL

Mayors Statement

I would like to start by saying what an incredible honour and privilege it is to have been chosen to be the Mayor of Crewe for 2019/20.

I would like to thank all of the individuals, groups and organisations whom I have worked with over the last six years – whether they be community, voluntary or faith-based groups and organisations; representatives from education; representatives from businesses; representatives from statutory organisations; past and present representatives of Cheshire East Council; as well as past and present representatives of Crewe Town Council.

The last six years have been an incredible journey. When a referendum voted to establish a Town Council for Crewe, I was unsure that it was something which I personally had any interest in being a part of, but six years later, here I am. I have been incredibly fortunate to have had so many different experiences; to have had so many opportunities; to have worked with so many wonderful, talented, committed and passionate people; to have gained skills and abilities which will carry me through the rest of my life. It is certainly which I will never forget when all is said and done.

I have had the privilege of supporting the work of the Town Council, and representing its interests at so many wonderful events: I was the honourary male at the first ever Crewe Women’s Day, an event that we have supported many times; I have carried the mace, acted as a steward and led Remembrance Sunday; I have acted as a steward at Chalk It Up – an international pavement art festival – in the Summer of 2017; I have attended careers events and enrichment days in local schools; as well as delivering talks on topics such as the work of the Town Council, the Community Plan, High Speed Rail 2 and the Town Trail.

As I said, I have had been incredibly fortunate to have had so many different experiences; to have had so many opportunities; and, to have worked with so many wonderful, talented, committed and passionate people.

As Mayor of Crewe, I cannot promise that the sun will always shine. I cannot promise that the issues which we face as a town will be solved overnight, or even right away. But let us all be thankful for those businesses which we still have, and do what we can to support them. Let us all appreciate what we do have in the strength and diversity of our local community. Because no matter what the issues are, and no matter what obstacles we need to overcome, all we really have is eachother. So, yes, we have some issues to deal with, and we will deal with those issues, but I have witnessed the greatest asset which our town has – our local community. Our people.

Mayoral History

Cllr Brian Roberts

Deputy: Cllr Simon Yates

Cllr Diane Yates

Deputy: Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis

Cllr Marilyn Houston

Deputy: Cllr Diane Yates

Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis

Deputy: Cllr Marilyn Houston

Cllr Pam Minshall

Deputy: Cllr Benn Minshall

Cllr Irene Faseyi

Deputy: Cllr Peggy Martin