The Corporation plans a virtual Mayoring on Easter Monday

We very much want the mayoring to be a public event, open to guests from other Cinque Port towns and to everyone in Winchelsea who would like to attend.  That was the plan for 2020 but, for the second year running, circumstances make it impossible.

This year, the Easter Monday event will be in two parts.  Five people will meet in the Court Hall garden for the swearing in of the mayor and of a new freeman.  David Page will continue in office for a second term, and John Clarke will join the Corporation as a freeman.  The rest of the ceremony will take place on Zoom with freemen, honorary freemen and officers taking part.

Jurats for the year to come – who will serve as trustees of the charity – are Anthony Moore,  Michael Melvin,  John Rodley, Robert Holland,  David Merrifield (who continues as deputy mayor),  Carol Scoines, Berenice Scott, Peter Cosstick, Stephen King, Rosemarie Roberts and Deborah Upton.  Jo Turner, curator of Winchelsea Museum, will continue to serve as a freeman.

Traditionally, the mayoring ceremony ends with a reception.  We intend to host one later in the year and look  forward to the chance to celebrate with all the people who have joined the Winchelsea community since lockdown began.

David Page, Mayor