Mayoral / Civic Page


Lynher View Estate

Jun 2020 - Lynher View Estate

The Mayor attended a "socially distanced" raffle to celebrate 50 years since the building of the Lynher View Estate in Saltash. Cllr. Challen walked around the estate - Killigrew Avenue, Wearde Road and Ridgeway - with Mrs. Mary Wills who organised the event.


100th Birthday

May 2020 - 100th Birthday

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen, visited Saltash resident Mrs. Joan Picton yesterday, who was celebrating her 100th birthday! The Mayor presented Mrs. Picton with some flowers, chocolates and a framed certificate.

Happy Birthday Mrs. Picton!

Social distancing was observed


STC Civic Service & Award Presentation

Mar 2020 - STC Civic Service & Award Presentation

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen and the President of Saltash Rotary Club, Mr. Gerry Stevenson, presented the Citizen of the Year Award to Mrs. Sue Hooper, MBE, at the Saltash Town Council Civic Service at St. Nicholas & St. Faith Church.


STC Civic Service & Award Presentation

Mar 2020 - STC Civic Service & Award Presentation

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen and the President of Saltash Rotary Club, Mr. Gerry Stevenson, presented the Environmental Citizen of the Year Award to Georgina Caro at the Saltash Town Council Civic Service at St. Nicholas & St. Faith Church.


STC Civic Service & Award Presentation

Mar 2020 - STC Civic Service & Award Presentation

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen and the President of Saltash Rotary Club, Mr. Gerry Stevenson, presented the Young Citizen of the Year Award to Zennor Mitchell, at the Saltash Town Council Civic Service at St. Nicholas & St. Faith Church.


STC Civic Service & Awards Presentation

Mar 2020 - STC Civic Service & Awards Presentation

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen and the President of Saltash Rotary Club, Mr. Gerry Stevenson, presented the Best Performance
Cup to Ruth Ballantyne and Mike Nottage of RWindband at the Saltash Town Council Civic Service at St. Nicholas & St. Faith Church.


Lions Club of Looe Annual Charter Dinner

Mar 2020 - Lions Club of Looe Annual Charter Dinner

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen attended the Lions Club of Looe Annual Charter Dinner at the Hannafore Point Hotel, Looe.


Saltash Rugby Football Club

Jan 2020 - Saltash Rugby Football Club

The Mayor was invited to attend a charity match between SRFC and Bolingey Barbarians at Moorlands Lane on Saturday.


Saltash Rugby Football Club

Jan 2020 - Saltash Rugby Football Club

The Mayor was invited to attend a charity match between SRFC and Bolingey Barbarians at Moorlands Lane on Saturday.


Saltash Rugby Football Club

Jan 2020 - Saltash Rugby Football Club

The Mayor was invited to attend a charity match between SRFC and Bolingey Barbarians at Moorlands Lane on Saturday.


STC Services Committee Meeting

Jan 2020 - STC Services Committee Meeting

Chair Cllr Parker giving thanks to David Wilde for his support with Christmas Lights.


Saltash Heritage Stewards Party

Jan 2020 - Saltash Heritage Stewards Party

The Mayor attended a party held at Burraton Community Centre held by Saltash Heritage to thank their Stewards for their hard work. The picture shows only some of the many helpers.


Saltash Heritage Stewards Party

Jan 2020 - Saltash Heritage Stewards Party

The Mayor attended a party held at Burraton Community Centre held by Saltash Heritage to thank their Stewards for their hard work. The picture shows only some of the many helpers.


The Elms Care Centre

Dec 2019 - The Elms Care Centre

On Christmas Eve the Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen, visited staff and residents at The Elms to wish them all seasons greetings and deliver mince pies and biscuits kindly donated by Waitrose and Partners.


The Elms Care Centre

Dec 2019 - The Elms Care Centre

On Christmas Eve the Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen, visited staff and residents at The Elms to wish them all seasons greetings and deliver mince pies and biscuits kindly donated by Waitrose and Partners.


Saltash Sorting Office

Dec 2019 - Saltash Sorting Office

The Mayor made an early morning visit to Saltash Sorting Office today to thank them for their hard work, especially at this very busy time of year!


Forest for Cornwall Launch

Dec 2019 - Forest for Cornwall Launch

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen and Cornwall Councillor Derek Holley attended the Cornwall Council Forest for Cornwall launch at Oaklands Green and helped in planting over 100 trees.


Forest for Cornwall Launch

Dec 2019 - Forest for Cornwall Launch

The Mayor helping plant a tree at Oaklands Green, Saltash during the Cornwall Council "Forest for Cornwall" launch.


Jingle Bells and Mince Pies

Dec 2019 - Jingle Bells and Mince Pies

There was singing and mince pies at Saltash Library!


Jingle Bells and Mince Pies

Dec 2019 - Jingle Bells and Mince Pies

There was singing and mince pies at Saltash Library!


Forder Christmas Lights

Dec 2019 - Forder Christmas Lights

Father Christmas arrived by boat to help turn on the Forder Christmas lights - ably assisted by the Mayor of Saltash, Councillor Gloria Challen!


Forder Christmas Lights

Dec 2019 - Forder Christmas Lights

Father Christmas arrived by boat to help turn on the Forder Christmas lights - ably assisted by the Mayor of Saltash, Councillor Gloria Challen!


Forder Christmas Lights

Dec 2019 - Forder Christmas Lights

Father Christmas arrived by boat to help turn on the Forder Christmas lights - ably assisted by the Mayor of Saltash, Councillor Gloria Challen!


Saltash Police Station

Dec 2019 - Saltash Police Station

The Mayor paid a Christmas visit to Saltash Police Station.


Malvern House Christmas Visit

Dec 2019 - Malvern House Christmas Visit

The Mayor visited Malvern House, Saltash to wish the staff and residents a merry Christmas. She took along mince pies and biscuits donated by Waitrose and Partners.


Saltash Fire Station

Dec 2019 - Saltash Fire Station

The Mayor made a Christmas visit to Saltash Fire Station to wish them all a merry Christmas!


Tamar House Nursing Home

Dec 2019 - Tamar House Nursing Home

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen, visited Tamar House to wish all staff and residents a merry Christmas! She took along some mince pies and biscuits kindly donated by Waitrose & Partners.
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Tamar House Nursing Home

Dec 2019 - Tamar House Nursing Home

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen, visited Tamar House to wish all staff and residents a merry Christmas! She took along some mince pies and biscuits kindly donated by Waitrose & Partners.
https://www.waitrose.com


Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 2019 - Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair

The Mayor opened the Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair and is pictured with some of the stall holders, stalls and staff.


Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 2019 - Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair

The Mayor opened the Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair and is pictured with some of the stall holders, stalls and staff.


Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 2019 - Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair

The Mayor opened the Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair and is pictured with some of the stall holders, stalls and staff.


Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 2019 - Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair

The Mayor opened the Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair and is pictured with some of the stall holders, stalls and staff.


Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 2019 - Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair

The Mayor opened the Saltash Library Christmas Craft Fair and is pictured with some of the stall holders, stalls and staff.


Saltash Sailing Club

Nov 2019 - Saltash Sailing Club

The Mayor and her Consort attended the annual Saltash Sailing Club dinner dance at the China Fleet Club. Also in the photograph is Commodore Bill Pym and Mrs. Pym and one of the sponsors.


CAB 80th Anniversary

Nov 2019 - CAB 80th Anniversary

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen, attended a tree planting ceremony to celebrate 80 years of Citizens Advice in Saltash and Cornwall. The tree is on Pillmere Green. Members and volunteers of CAB were also in attendance.


Saltash & District Royal British Legion

Nov 2019 - Saltash & District Royal British Legion

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Pete Samuels, attended a branch meeting of the Saltash & District Royal British Legion when Mr. Bill Dent was presented with a special award.


Saltash Rugby Club

Nov 2019 - Saltash Rugby Club

The Mayor attended a lunch and the match between Saltash and Falmouth RFC.


Lowenna - St. Stephen's Church

Nov 2019 - Lowenna - St. Stephen's Church

The Mayor attended a performance of Lowenna, A Musical Story, at St. Stephen's Church, Saltash.


Lowenna - St. Stephen's Church

Nov 2019 - Lowenna - St. Stephen's Church

The Mayor attended a performance of Lowenna, A Musical Story, at St. Stephen's Church, Saltash


Presentation of Scroll

Nov 2019 - Presentation of Scroll

The Mayor attended a presentation at St. Stephen's Church Saltash. Also present were Rev. Cathy Sigrist, Mrs. Sue Hooper and Mrs. Lynn Marsh.


Saltash Town Council Remembrance

Nov 2019 - Saltash Town Council Remembrance

On Sunday 10th November, 2019 the Mayor led the Council in the Service of Remembrance at the Saltash Wesley Church followed by a parade through Fore Street to lay wreaths at the War Memorial and St. Nicholas & St. Faith Church.
Children laid red carnations on the Pebble Memorial in the Memorial Peace Garden.


Saltash Town Council Remembrance

Nov 2019 - Saltash Town Council Remembrance

On Sunday 10th November, 2019 the Mayor led the Council in the Service of Remembrance at the Saltash Wesley Church followed by a parade through Fore Street to lay wreaths at the War Memorial and St. Nicholas & St. Faith Church.
Children laid red carnations on the Pebble Memorial in the Memorial Peace Garden.


Saltash Town Council Remembrance

Nov 2019 - Saltash Town Council Remembrance

On Sunday 10th November, 2019 the Mayor led the Council in the Service of Remembrance at the Saltash Wesley Church followed by a parade through Fore Street to lay wreaths at the War Memorial and St. Nicholas & St. Faith Church.
Children laid red carnations on the Pebble Memorial in the Memorial Peace Garden.


Trafalgar Night Dinner

Oct 2019 - Trafalgar Night Dinner

Held at Saltash Social Club


St. Petroc's Charity

Oct 2019 - St. Petroc's Charity

The Mayor of Saltash with other Cornish Mayor's at St. Petroc's Celebration of Volunteers, Friends and Supporters held at Scorrier House


Saltash Model Club

Oct 2019 - Saltash Model Club

The Mayor, Cllr. Gloria Challen attended when Steve Down of Saltash Model Club donated a cheque to Bill Dent of Saltash & District RBL


The Cabin Nurseries

Oct 2019 - The Cabin Nurseries

The Mayor was invited to judge an "incredible entrances" competition at The Cabin Nurseries.


The Cabin Nurseries

Oct 2019 - The Cabin Nurseries

The Mayor was invited to judge an "incredible entrances" competition at The Cabin Nurseries.


Saltash Model Club

Oct 2019 - Saltash Model Club

The Mayor attended an exhibition of the Saltash Model Club held at Ashtorre Rock Community Centre.


Macmillan Coffee Morning

Sep 2019 - Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor attended a Macmillan Coffee Morning at Saltash Library.


Macmillan Coffee Morning

Sep 2019 - Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Pete Samuels, attended a Macmillan Coffee Morning at Saltash Library. Photographed here with Cornwall Councillor Derek Holley and Saltash Town Councillor Julie Rance


Saltash Town Crier Auditions 2019

Sep 2019 - Saltash Town Crier Auditions 2019

The Mayor, Cllr. Gloria Challen attended the auditions between Dennis Northey and Roni Jones. It was a close competition but Roni is the new Saltash Town Crier! The Judges were Tony Stentiford - Callington Town Crier and Hannah Spry - Mayor's Cadet. Cllr. Julia Peggs and Cllr. Pete Samuels also attended.


Saltash Town Crier Auditions 2019

Sep 2019 - Saltash Town Crier Auditions 2019

The Mayor, Cllr. Gloria Challen attended the auditions between Dennis Northey and Roni Jones. It was a close competition but Roni is the new Saltash Town Crier! The Judges were Tony Stentiford - Callington Town Crier and Hannah Spry - Mayor's Cadet. Cllr. Julia Peggs and Cllr. Pete Samuels also attended.


RAF Battle of Britain Service

Sep 2019 - RAF Battle of Britain Service

The Mayor attended the RAF Battle of Britain Service, Minster Church of St. Andrew, Plymouth.


Active Plus Presentation

Aug 2019 - Active Plus Presentation

The Mayor attended an informal presentation from Zara Shoesmith of Cornwall Marine Network. Active Plus received a certificate from Cllr. Challen in appreciation of "the work they do for the town".
Photo credits: Peter Blyth, Active Plus


Forder Fete

Jul 2019 - Forder Fete

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen attended the Forder Fete.


St. Nicholas & St. Faith Pre School

Jul 2019 - St. Nicholas & St. Faith Pre School

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen attended St. Nicholas & St. Faith Pre School to present them with their Sun Safe Certificate. The children sang their "Slip, Slop, Slap" song to her!


Civic Service at St. Stephens Church

Jun 2019 - Civic Service at St. Stephens Church

A Civic Service was held to commemorate the ending of World War I and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The Mayor laid a wreath at the St. Stephens War Memorial in memory of those who gave their lives.


Civic Service at St. Stephens Church

Jun 2019 - Civic Service at St. Stephens Church


MKC Ambassador Awards

Jun 2019 - MKC Ambassador Awards

The Mayor attended the MKC Ambassador Award Presentation event at HMS Drake.


MKC Ambassador Awards

Jun 2019 - MKC Ambassador Awards

The Mayor, Cllr. Gloria Challen with MKC standard bearers.


MKC Ambassador Awards

Jun 2019 - MKC Ambassador Awards

Cllr. Challen and a young MKC standard bearer from Saltash.


Bridging the Tamar

Jun 2019 - Bridging the Tamar

On Friday 21st June, the Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen attended the official launch of the Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre. The photograph is of the Mayor with Brunel and her Guide for the day, Andrew Davy.


Saltash & District Camera Club

Jun 2019 - Saltash & District Camera Club

The Mayor attended the Saltash and District Camera Club Barbecue and Presentation Evening at Ashtorre Rock Community Centre.


13 The Musical

Jun 2019 - 13 The Musical

The Mayor attended a performance of 13 The Musical presented by Caradon Youth Theatre at Burraton Community Centre, Saltash on the 15th June 2019.


75th anniversary of D Day

Jun 2019 - 75th anniversary of D Day

The Mayor attended a ceremony at Saltash Passage with the Mayor of Plymouth with the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Cllr. Richard Ball


75th anniversary of D Day

Jun 2019 - 75th anniversary of D Day

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen pictured at the 75th anniversary of Day Day. Photographed at Saltash Passage with the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Cllr. Richard Ball and Brigadier Simon Young, Deputy Lt. of Devon.


Saltash United FC Presentation Event

Jun 2019 - Saltash United FC Presentation Event

The Mayor presenting an award at the China Fleet Club


Saltash Lions "Big & Bouncy" Event

Jun 2019 - Saltash Lions "Big & Bouncy" Event

The Mayor, Councillor Gloria Challen standing at the St. Stephen's Church stall at the Lions event at Warfelton Field


Business Network Meeting

May 2019 - Business Network Meeting


Callington Mayor Choosing

May 2019 - Callington Mayor Choosing

The Mayor of Saltash,Cllr. Gloria Challen with the new Mayor Portreeve of Callington Cllr. Sue Tolman


Specsavers Rebranding Event

May 2019 - Specsavers Rebranding Event

The Mayor cutting the ribbon with a Director from Specsavers


Saltash Lions Annual Charter Dinner

May 2019 - Saltash Lions Annual Charter Dinner


Saltash Rugby Club Presentation Day

May 2019 - Saltash Rugby Club Presentation Day

The Mayor attended Moorlands Lane for the presentation of awards. Congratulations to all the winners! The Great War Committee also had a display of a poppy carpet.


Saltash Rugby Club Presentation Day

May 2019 - Saltash Rugby Club Presentation Day

The Mayor attended Moorlands Lane for the presentation of awards. Congratulations to all the winners! The Great War Committee also had a display of a poppy carpet.


Saltash Rugby Club Presentation Day

May 2019 - Saltash Rugby Club Presentation Day

The Mayor attended Moorlands Lane for the presentation of awards. Congratulations to all the winners! The Great War Committee also had a display of a poppy carpet.


May Fair 2019

May 2019 - May Fair 2019

The Mayor of Saltash, Councillor Gloria Challen with Hayley Pollard, Manager of St. Lukes Hospice Shop and one of the volunteers.


May Fair 2019

May 2019 - May Fair 2019

The Mayor with Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Ann Glanville!


May Fair 2019

May 2019 - May Fair 2019

Saltash Lions May Fair Princess and Attendants


May Fair 2019

May 2019 - May Fair 2019

Local honey producer with stall on Fore Street


May Fair 2019

May 2019 - May Fair 2019

Dementia Friendly stall at Longstone Park

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 and takes office 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. Gloria Challen, Mayor of Saltash 2019/20

Councillor Pete Samuels, Deputy Mayor of Saltash 2019/20

APRIL 2020

During these most difficult and unprecedented times that we are all experiencing, and in response to the COVID 19 Virus, Saltash Town Council wish to ensure that effective decision making continues as appropriate, and when and where necessary for critical decisions that affect our town.

 

In that respect therefore, to maintain stability and continuity it has been resolved by Council, that Saltash Town Council's current Chairs and Vice Chairs of committees will remain in position.

 

Furthermore, Cllr Gloria Challen will remain in office as Mayor of Saltash and Cllr Pete Samuels as Deputy Mayor until either May 2021 or at a rescheduled Saltash Town Council annual meeting, whichever is the sooner.

 

Thank you all for your forbearance and resilience, and rest assured the Council will keep residents updated accordingly.

 

 

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