Mayoral / Civic Page

Mayor Choosing 2016Mayor & Mayoress 2015-16Mayor & Consort 2017-18
Saltash Town Council
Mayor's Inauguration 10th July 2017Mayor's Inauguraton 10th July 2017Saltash Town Council
Saltash Town Council

Point to a thumbnail to view a large picture


Mayor Choosing 2016

Remembrance Sunday 2017

Nov 2017 - Remembrance Sunday 2017

The wreath laying at St. Nicholas & St. Faith Church on Sunday 12th November, 2017 following the Service at Saltash Wesley Church.

Mayor's Inauguration

Jul 2017 - Mayor's Inauguration

This being an election year the format of the ceremony was a little different as the Mayor and Deputy Mayor were elected at the first meeting of the new council in May (as required by the Local Government Act).
The traditional parts of the ceremony were retained where possible.

Refurbished Co-op on Fore Street

Feb 2017 - Refurbished Co-op on Fore Street

The refurbished Co-op opened its shiny new doors this morning. After an investment of £700,000 it is looking awesome. And the aisles are wide enough to dance in!

Litter Pick - Sunday 28th January 2017

Jan 2017 - Litter Pick - Sunday 28th January 2017

There is something curiously satisfying about grabbing litter. The team spirit at the litter picks is always great,too. But on Sunday it was raining...and after half an hour we had already got 4 bags just from the cinder path and the paths around Brunel School and the Leisure Centre! I found myself getting irritated. Why do people drop litter in the first place?! But a massive thanks to all those who turned up in the rain - especially Amanda and Ben.

Launch of the Dementia Voice Veterans Group

Jan 2017 - Launch of the Dementia Voice Veterans Group

There were such strong bonds of friendship and mutual support at the launch of the Dementia Voice Veterans Group! Grateful thanks to Minette Wright from Greenwich Hospital and Lt.Commander Lynda Brown from HMS Raleigh for their sterling support. Here's wishing the Group plenty more friendship, laughter and cake. For more information contact Dementia Voice PL12 at 4 Fore Street or

Launch of the Dementia Voice Veterans Group

Jan 2017 - Launch of the Dementia Voice Veterans Group

The cake!

Waterside Beach Clean-up

Nov 2016 - Waterside Beach Clean-up

A team from Babcock International and members from SEA, the Deputy Mayor and the Mayor's Consort all helped with a beach clean-up at the Waterside.

Waterside Beach Clean-up

Nov 2016 - Waterside Beach Clean-up

The team collected the usual plastic, glass, fishing tackle and coffee cups but also a cash register, car battery, carpet, TV monitor, a tyre, a rusty saw and a chair!

Visit by the Mayor of Urayasu, Japan

Sep 2016 - Visit by the Mayor of Urayasu, Japan

Hideki Matsuzaki, The Mayor of Urayasu, Japan, made a visit to the Guildhall to speak to the Mayor of Saltash, Councillor Mrs. Hilary Frank about the Olympic Torch Relay. Mr. Matsuzaki also visited Bishop Cornish school and then travelled to County Hall at Truro. The delegation of 9 were on a five day fact finding mission to the UK, that will also take them to Brighton and Bristol.

Mayor and Consort Celebrating with Brunel!

May 2016 - Mayor and Consort Celebrating with Brunel!

The Mayor and Consort, Councillor Mrs. Hilary and Mr. Sho Frank, attending a tea party on Saltash Waterside to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday!

Lord Mayor of Plymouth

May 2016 - Lord Mayor of Plymouth

The Mayor of Saltash, Consort and family attending the Civic Service for the Lord Mayor of Plymouth at the Minster Church of St. Andrew

The Mayor of Saltash

Circa 1225 Reginald de Valletort, lord of Trematon Castle and Trematon Manor, granted a charter (not dated) to the burgesses of Essa, as Saltash borough was then called. He confirmed all the privileges which they had received from his ancestors. The charter contained a clause stating that the burgesses would be able to elect a reeve themselves. A reeve was a borough administrator.

Two centuries later the term “Mayor of Saltash” began to appear in some documents; gradually it became the standard title. It was made official in the charter granted to Saltash borough by Queen Elizabeth I in 1585.

The Mayor is elected by fellow councillors at the Ceremony of Mayor Choosing held in May. As Chairman of the Council the Mayor presides over the Town Council meetings and attends all committee meetings in an ex-officio role. During the term of office the Mayor is a familiar face in the town attending many events and supporting local organisations. If you would like to invite the Mayor to attend an event please contact the Mayor’s Secretary at the Guildhall. All requests must be made in writing.

Councillor Mrs. Jean Dent, Mayor of Saltash 2017/18

Councillor David Yates, Deputy Mayor of Saltash 2017/18


Mayor's Engagements Diary >>

Last updated 21st February 2018 Website developed by WesternWeb