As Brian Lucas comes to end of his Mayorship, the time has come for a new member to be nominated and voted in by the Town Council.
Here at VB, we might not have agreed with all of Brian’s decisions over the last year (not surprising, as it’s hard to agree with everybody on all issues), but he has made a very positive contribution to the town. Had the public been involved in voting, he would’ve been VB’s first choice.
However, the decision-making is reserved for the esteemed members of the Town Council.
We thought it would be a great idea to run a local poll to see who YOU think should become the next Mayor of Ventnor.
Who do you think is worthy for the role?
You don’t have to give your reasons why (unless you want to), just click on the comments link below the title above and let us know who you’d like to see being chauffeured through town on Carnival Day … you don’t have to give your real name and your email address will not be public.
Brenda Lawson (Serving Ventnor East)
Buster Bartlett (Town Councillor for St. Lawrence Ward)
Maureen Cawley (Deputy Mayor – Councillor for Bonchurch Ward – Chair of Winter Gardens Committee)
Susan Scoccia (St. Lawrence Ward – IOW Council member for Ventnor West)
Rob Mew (Ventnor West)
Steve Milford (Ventnor West)
Chris (Meg) Mortimer (Ventnor West)
Colin Elvers (Lowtherville Ward)
Val Taylor (Lowtherville Ward)
We have left Basildon Bond off the list as he has previously declared that he would “never want to be Mayor”. Haven’t included Brian for obvious reasons (ie. he deserves to put his feet up for a bit).
The new Mayor (as voted by the TC rather than you lot) will be announced at the next Town Council meeting on Tuesday 29th May (and will be up on the blog that evening or the next day).
(PS. If you haven’t added a comment to the blog before, it will come to me to be approved first, so won’t appear immediately – unless I’m online at the time. It’s to stop the spam)