Civic and Ceremonial
The town council upholds the civic and ceremonial traditions of the town.
Town councillors attend the following civic and ceremonial events:
Mayor Making, Remembrance Sunday and Town Criers Competition.
The Town Mayor is supported on ceremonial occasions by the Town Clerk, Mace Bearer and Town Crier.
Mace Bearer: Kevin O’Daly, Town Crier: Mark Wylie
Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor
The role of Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor are important civic roles within the council.
The Town Mayor is elected each year at a ceremony known as Mayor Making. During the year of office the Town Mayor will attend numerous events in the community, such as school fetes, festivals, new business openings. The Town Mayor plays an important role in raising the profile of the Town Council both within the town and elsewhere.
The Town Mayor is empowered to sign legal documents on behalf of the council. A photographic record of Calne Mayors can be found on the walls of the Council Chamber within the Town Hall. The names of all previous Town & Borough Mayors are listed in the chamber.
The Town Mayor chairs the meetings of Calne Town Council and has the right to attend all committee meetings.
The present Town Mayor is Councillor Glenis Ansell
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The Deputy Town Mayor is also elected each year at the Mayor Making ceremony. As you would expect, the Deputy will step in in the event the Town Mayor is unable to undertake a specific duty.
In normal circumstances, the Deputy Town Mayor is elected to Town Mayor the following year. The Deputy Town Mayor is automatically appointed as chair of the Policy & Resources committee, and also has the right to attend all committee meetings of the council. The Deputy also has the power to sign legal documentation on behalf of the Town Council.
The present Deputy Town Mayor is Councillor Robert Merrick