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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:- 
 
Mrs Kate Graddock 
Barnstaple Town Council, Barum House, The Square, Barnstaple. EX32 8LS. 
or complete the form and email to: mayor@barnstapletowncouncil.co.uk 
 

MAYOR'S UPCOMING CHARITY EVENTS 

 

MAYOR'S ENGAGEMENTS 

April 2018  
Wednesday 11th Open new Specsavers Deputy Mayor Barnstaple Sainsburys  
10:50am  
 
Friday 20th Northam Civic Charity Deputy Mayor North Devon Golf Club  
7pm Dinner  
 
Sunday 22nd Fundraising event for Mayor Deputy Mayor Langtree Village Hall  
12:30pm of Great Torrington  
 
March 2018  
Friday 2nd Bideford Mayor' s Mayor The Pier House  
6:45pm Charity Dinner Westward Ho 
 
Tuesday 6th School visit to talk about Mayor Newport School  
10am being Mayor  
 
Wednesday 7th Priscilla: Queen of the Mayor Queen's Theatre  
7:30pm Desert  
 
Thursday 8th Women's Day Mayor Library Square.  
11am 
 
Saturday 17th Manor Court 2018 Mayor The Royal Hotel, Bideford  
10:30am  
 
Sunday 18th The chapter of the cathedral Mayor Bishop of Exeter  
4pm church of St Peter  
 
Friday 23rd Lord Mayor of Exeter Charity Mayor Guildhall, Exeter 
7pm Banquet  
 
Saturday 24th Mayors Chairty Ball Mayor Barnstaple Hotel  
7pm 
 
Monday 26th Launch of new North Devon Mayor John's of Instow  
9:50am Food App 
 
 
February 2018  
Thursday 1st LGBT History Month Mayor Petroc 
11am  
 
Wednesday 7th Bronze D of E Mayor The Park School  
6pm Presentation  
 
Thursday 8th Almshouses Board Meeting Mayor Almshouses  
10am 
 
Friday 9th Pathfield School Mayor Barnstaple Library  
10am meet and greet  
 
Friday 9th Mayor's Charity Mayor Christ Church  
7pm Concert  
 
Saturday 17th Gang Show, District Mayor The Queens Theatre  
7:15pm comissioners night  
 
Sunday 18th Braunton Parish Mayor St Brannocks Church  
2pm council civic service Braunton 
 
Friday 23rd Western Section Mayor Swinton Hilton  
1pm Annual Luncheon 
 
 
 
 
January 2018  
Friday 5th Petroc arts and science Mayor Barnstaple Hotel  
7pm presentation  
 
Friday 12th Phil Vickery Charity Mayor & Barnstaple Hotel  
7pm Dinner Deputy  
 
Thursday 18th Rotary Link of Mayor Roundswell Community  
10:30am Barnstaple Centre  
 
Thursday 25th Show Racism the Mayor Tesco Extra  
10am red card  
 
Wednesday 31st Bingo Night Mayor Ex-Serviceman Club  
7:30pm  
 
December 2017  
Friday 1st Orchard Vale School Mayor Orchard Vale School  
10:45 am assembly -Present to Amelie 
(winner of Christmas card  
competition) 
 
Wednesday 6th Staff meal Mayor Royal & Fortescue  
12:30pm  
 
Thursday 7th Pathfield School Mayor Pathfield School  
10:15am Christmas play  
 
Thursday 7th BTC Christmas Fayre Mayor Pannier Market  
6:30pm  
 
Friday 8th Pantomine & Gala Mayor & Queens Theatre  
6:30pm Consort  
 
Friday 8th Young Stars of the Mayor Christ Church, 
7pm Future, Christmas Bear Street 
Show 
 
Wednesday 13th NALC Meeting Mayor London  
 
Thursday 14th Survivors Alliance Mayor  
6pm ND Celebration  
1st Birthday  
 
Friday 15th Great Torrington Mayor G.T Golf Club  
7pm Charity dinner  
 
 
November 2017  
Wednesday 1st RNLI Gala Dinner Mayor Barnstaple Hotel  
7pm 
 
Friday 3rd The Big Business Show Mayor Barnstaple Hotel  
10am 
 
Friday 3rd South Molton Mayor's 
7:30pm Charity Dinner Dance Mayor South Molton  
 
Wednesday 8th Allotment Presentation Evening Mayor The Guildhall  
6:30pm  
 
Friday 10th Children's Remembrance Service Mayor Rock Park  
10:30am  
 
Friday 10th Opening of Anchorwood Bank Mayor Anchorwood Bank  
9:30am  
 
Saurday 11th Reductions, 1st Birthday Mayor Rolle Quay  
12pm Celebrations  
 
Sunday 12th Remembrance Sunday Mayor Park Hotel  
10am  
 
Wednesday 15th The Really Big Quiz Mayor Barnstaple Hotel  
6:45pm  
 
Friday 17th Barnstaple Swimming Club Deputy Mayor Ex- Servicemans Club  
7:30pm Presentations & Consort  
 
Sunday 19th Turning on the clinic Mayor  
3pm lights  
 
Sunday 19th Town Centre Management Mayor Imperial Hotel  
4:30pm reception  
 
Monday 20th Petal Scattering for NDADA Mayor The Square  
11:00am  
 
Wednesday 22nd Funeral of Robbie Mayor Barnstaple Crematorium  
11:40am Roberts 
 
Friday 24th Pathfield student Mayor Barnstaple Library  
11am presentation  
 
Saturday 25th Rugby Match Mayor Barnstaple Rugby Club  
12:30pm  
 
Wednesday 29th Paul Munt leaving Mayor Treat time  
12:30pm lunch  
 
 
 
October 2017  
Tuesday 3rd Meeting with Lt Col Andrew Mayor Swan Suite/Barum House  
2pm Trelawhy from Rifles/Exeter  
 
Thursday 5th Store re-opening - Thompson Travel Mayor Thompson Travel Medallion 
9am  
 
Saturday 7th Petroc HE Graduation Ceremony Mayor and Consort The Guildhall Full Chains 
9:30am  
 
Sunday 8th Mayor's Civic Service Mayor, Consort and Cllrs Grosvenor Church Full Chains 
10am  
 
Thursday 12th Barnstaple Disabled Fellowship Deputy Mayor and Consort Medard House 
7pm Club.  
 
Sunday 15th Harvest Service and Supper Deputy Mayor and Consort St Mary's Church  
11am Lynton and Lynmouth Civic 
Service  
 
Wednesday 18th ASDAN Certificate Presentation Mayor Pathfield School, Tawn Station 
1:15pm- 3pm  
 
Thursday 19th Speaking on radio about Town Council Mayor The Voice Studios 
11am about Dementia Action Alliance  
 
 
12:15pm-12:30pm Motiv-8 Presentation of Certificates. 
to attendees and short speech Mayor The main chamber, Guildhall Medallion  
 
Friday 20th- Stadt Uelzen Twinning Visit Mayor and Consort Stadt Uelzen Medallion 
Monday 23rd  
 
Friday 27th Pictures with Mayors chosen charities, and Mayor Mayor's Parlour 
2pm prizes for big quiz  
 
 
Monday 30th 
2pm 'Life as Mayor' Speech Mayor Grosvenor Church Medallion 
 
 
 
September 2017 
 
Monday 11th 
8pm – 10pm Dinner with Harstad Guests Mayor Broom Hill Sculpture Gardens 
 
Tuesday 12th Newport Primary School visit Mayor Newport Primary School 
9am-10.30am 
 
11am-12pm Driving Tour of Barnstaple Around Barnstaple 
 
12.15pm-1.15pm Lunch at Orchard Vale School Orchard Vale School 
 
1.30pm-2.30pm Oaklands Care Home Visit Westfield Avenue 
 
3pm-4.30pm Brynsworthy Environment Centre Visit Brynsworthy 
 
6.30pm- 10.30pm Civic Reception & Cocktail Evening The Park Hotel 
 
 
Wednesday 13th All Day Barnstaple Fair Proclamation Ceremony 
& Civic Procession Mayor, Consort & Beadle The Guildhall Full Chains 
 
Thursday 14th 
12.30pm – 3.15pm Rotary Club Annual Fair Lunch Mayor & Consort The Park Hotel 
 
Saturday 16th 
3.15pm Barnstaple Carnival 
Crowning the Carnival Queen Mayor & Consort Tea, meet with Judges & go through proceedings Medallion 
62 The Bank  
 
Sunday 17th 
12.30pm – 3pm Dedication Ceremony for National Memorial 
to the County Infantry Regiments of Devon & Dorset Mayor & Consort Service, dedication and Reception Medallion  
National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, 
Alrewas, Burton Upon Trent DE13 7AR 
 
Wednesday 20th 
11am Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Partnership  
Awareness Day (10am-4pm) Mayor The Voice Radio Station  
Belle Meadow Court 
Tuesday 26th 
2.30pm Chichester Trust AGM Mayor Kingsteignton 
 
 
August 2017 
 
Tuesday 15th 
10.15am Burma Star Memorial Service Mayor Rock Park, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Saturday 12th 
2.00pm Jubilee Singers 40th Birthday Party Mayor & Consort Fremington Parish Hall Medallion 
 
 
July 2017 
 
Friday 21st 
12 Noon Official opening of new offices and studio 
centre for Voice FM Mayor Belle Meadow Court, Albert Lane, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Wednesday 19th 
7pm Families in Grief AGM Mayor The Custom House, 1 Bridgend Street, Bideford Medallion 
 
Wednesday 19th 
10.30am North Devon Samaritans 
School Poster Competition Mayor Barnstaple Library Medallion 
 
Sunday 16th 
3pm Northam Town Council 
Mayor’s Civic Service Mayor, Consort & Beadle St Margaret’s Church, Northam Full Chains 
 
Thursday 13th 
7pm Carnival Royalty Judging Panel Mayor & Consort Barnstaple Hotel Medallion 
 
Tuesday 11th 
10.30am Pathfield School Production 
‘Disney through the ages’ Mayor & Consort Pathfield School Hall Medallion 
 
Monday 10th 
11.45am Petroc Graduation Ceremony Meeting Mayor Mayor’s Parlour 
 
Saturday 8th 
7pm Barnstaple Male Voice Charity Concert Mayor & Consort St Peter’s Parish Church, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Saturday 8th 
12 Noon Opening of Summer Fayre and Forest School Mayor & Consort Orchard Vale School Medallion 
 
Thursday 8th 
6pm Opening of the Holy Trinity Church Gardens Mayor Holy Trinity Church Medallion 
 
Thursday 8th 
10.15am Lammas Fair Procession Mayor, Consort & Beadle Exeter Full Chains 
 
Wednesday 5th 
10.30am St Peter’s Pretty Maid Fair & Celebrations Mayor, Consort & Beadle Holsworthy Full Chains 
 
Saturday 1st 
10.30am Opening of Nationwide Building Society Mayor Green Lanes, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
 
June 2017 
 
Saturday 24th 
7pm Mayoral Civic Dinner & Dance Mayor, Consort & Beadle Western Hotel, Blundells Road, Tiverton Full Chains 
 
Saturday 24th 
10am RMB Chivenor Armed Forces Day Mayor & Consort RMB Barracks, Chivenor Medallion 
 
Friday 23rd 
7.30pm Jubilee Singers Concert Mayor Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Friday 23rd 
9.45am North Devon Shopmobility 20th Birthday Mayor Albert Lane, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Thursday 22nd 
6.30pm Garrison Cocktail Party Mayor & Consort Royal Marine Barracks, Chivenor Medallion 
 
Wednesday 21st 
1pm Legion d’Honneur Medal Ceremony Mayor Garrison Church, RMB Barracks, Chivenor Medallion 
 
Saturday 17th 
9:15am Bideford Regatta Mayor & Consort Bideford Town Hall Medallion 
 
Friday 16th 
11am Open Day at Oaklands Residential Home Mayor Oaklands Residential Home 
 
Sunday 11th 
10.45am Opening Speech for Barnstaple Lions Club 
‘Picnic in the Park’ Mayor & Consort Rock Park, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Saturday 11th 
12.30pm Barnstaple Disabled Fellowship Club 
Annual Lunch at Traveller’s Joy Mayor & Consort Traveller’s Joy, Braunton 
 
Friday 9th 
7.15pm Jubilate Concert Mayor & Consort St Peter’s Parish Church, Barnstaple Medallion 
 
Thursday 8th 
6.45pm Bideford Mayor Introduction Ceremony Mayor, Consort & Beadle Bideford Town Hall Full Chains 
 
Wednesday 7th 
6pm Pilton Community School Performance 
‘Reynard the Fox’ Mayor & Consort Pilton Community Forest School 
 
Friday 2nd 
6.30pm Attend the Performance of ‘Hairspray’ 
at the Queens Theatre Mayor & Consort Queens Theatre, Barnstaple 
 
Friday 2nd 
8.30am Open the new Curry’s and PC World Mayor & Deputy Mayor Barnstaple Medallion 
 
 
May 2017 
 
Sunday 28th 
10.30am 50th Anniversary Celebrations of 
the Return of Sir Francis Chichester Mayor & Consort The Waterfront, Plymouth Medallion 
 
Saturday 27th 
11.30am Visit to Birdline UK Ltd Parrot Rescue Mayor St John’s Community Centre, Barnstaple 
 
Saturday 27th 
10am Opening of Greggs Store Mayor Barnstaple 
 
Wednesday 24th 
6:15pm Mayor Introduction Ceremony Mayor, Consort & Beadle Northam Town Hall Full Chains 
 
Sunday 21st 
4pm Exeter Mayoral Sunday Service Mayor, Consort & Beadle Exeter Cathedral Full Chains 
 
Saturday 20th 
11am Meet and Greet Royal Marine Runners Mayor The Square Barnstaple 
 
Friday 19th 
10.20am The Lord Mayor’s Choosing Ceremony Mayor & Beadle Guildhall, Plymouth Full Chains 
 
Wednesday 17th 
6.30pm West Devon Local Policing Area Awards 
Ceremony Mayor & Beadle Guildhall, Barnstaple Full Chains 
 
Wednesday 17th 
12 Noon Orchard Vale Community Lunch Mayor Orchard Vale 
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