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THE MAYOR & MAYORAL YEAR 

The Mayor of Barnstaple for the Mayoral year 2017/2018 is Cllr Mrs Julie Hunt (photograph by Tom Teegan). 
 
Councillor Mrs Julie Hunt was first elected to Barnstaple Town Council in October 2005 and represents the Forches and Whiddon Valley Ward. 
 
Councillor Mrs Hunt is Chairman of the Council and the Rock Park Trust Management Committee.  She is also a member of all Council committees and represents the Council on outside bodies. 
 
Julie was born in Forches, Barnstaple and has lived in North Devon nearly all of her life. She is married to David, a local businessman and between them they have 7 children.  They also have a beautiful granddaughter of 8 years.  Julie believes very strongly in family values and enjoys nothing more when they are all home for family celebrations. 
 
Julie’s career started in London, the only time she was away from North Devon.  She returned to her roots after 6 years to raise a family and work part time as a nursing auxiliary.  For the last 16 years Julie has been working for her husband undertaking all the administration. 
The Mayor of Barnstaple for the Mayoral year 2017/2018 is Cllr Mrs Julie Hunt (photograph by Tom Teegan). 
 
Councillor Mrs Julie Hunt was first elected to Barnstaple Town Council in October 2005 and represents the Forches and Whiddon Valley Ward. 
 
Councillor Mrs Hunt is Chairman of the Council and the Rock Park Trust Management Committee.  She is also a member of all Council committees and represents the Council on outside bodies. 
 
Julie was born in Forches, Barnstaple and has lived in North Devon nearly all of her life. She is married to David, a local businessman and between them they have 7 children.  They also have a beautiful granddaughter of 8 years.  Julie believes very strongly in family values and enjoys nothing more when they are all home for family celebrations. 
Julie’s career started in London, the only time she was away from North Devon. She returned to her roots after 6 years to raise a family and work part time as a nursing auxiliary. For the last 16 years Julie has been working for her husband undertaking all the administration. 
Julie’s motto is “keep busy then you don't have time to get bored”, hence being involved in several charities in this country, as well as overseas in Gambia and Kiev. 
 
Councillor Mrs Hunt is immensely proud to be serving the community of Barnstaple as Mayor with the support of her husband David. 
 
Her chosen charities for the Mayoral Year 2017-2018 are: 
 
Clarity: A mental health charity providing help and support to people suffering mental health and emotional issues in North Devon. More info can be found at www.claritynorthdevon.org.uk 
The North Devon Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal: Fundraising over and above what the NHS is able to provide to make a real difference to patients, their families and the staff that treat them. 
ChemoHero: This was started by a young lady called Lisa, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and is on her second course of Chemotherapy. Lisa thought of the idea of organising boxes for ladies with items that might be of benefit whilst going through treatment. This year, thanks to the Seamoor Unit, these bags are now given to all new patients on their first visit. Lisa is now organising boxes for men. More information can be found at www.chemohero.org 

WOULD YOU LIKE THE MAYOR TO ATTEND AN EVENT? 

If you would like the Mayor to attend your event, a Mayoral Engagement Request Form is available here to print off, complete, and post back to:- 
 
Claire Parsons, Barum House, The Square, Barnstaple. EX32 8LS. 
or scan the completed form and email to the address below. 
 
Contact the Mayor via Claire Parsons, Civic and Ceremonial Manager on 01271 373311 or email Claire.Parsons@barnstapletowncouncil.co.uk.