Cllr Benn Minshall
I was proud to be elected on to Crewe Town Council at the age of 23. I soon became the first Vice Chair of the Council’s Community and Environment Committee, also having a brief stint as Acting Chair, and the youngest member of the Economic Development Committee.
In May 2014, I was asked to become the Deputy Mayor of Crewe, to serve with my Gran – Cllr Pam Minshall – as Mayor of Crewe, for which it has been an incredible privilege and honour to both represent the people of Crewe and to be able to share the experience with my Gran. We have also been working hard to raise money for our three charities: Central Cheshire Buddy Scheme, Leighton Hospital Scanner Appeal and Churches Together in Crewe. I have to say as well that I will always have the memory of celebrating my 25th birthday as Deputy Mayor of the town that I love.
In terms of the Community and Environment Committee, I am incredibly proud of the work that we have done with community grants, and it was humbling to welcome the people that we have helped to our Annual Meeting in 2014 so that they could tell us how the grant had benefitted the work that they do.
As a member of the Economic Development Committee, I have had the pleasure of watching the Youth Employment Partnership grow from a round-table discussion into something tangible that local employers, schools and South Cheshire College are all firmly supporting. The best thing about being a young town councillor is that everyday I have the opportunity to demonstrate what younger people are capable of, and to hopefully pave the way for the next generation of Councillors in Crewe.