COUNCILLOR JIM LINDOP is to be the town’s new Mayor subject to formal nominations, a notice posted at the Town Hall has declared. Councillor Lindop will serve as the 665th Hedon Mayor from May 2012 onwards.
He was co-opted to Hedon Town Council in July 2010 and then elected in May 2011. He has since served as the Deputy Mayor (pictured here with wife Sue).
Jim has lived in Hedon all his life. He was a firefighter and Training Officer with Humberside Fire and Rescue before retiring in 2007.
He will be formally installed as Mayor on Thursday 17th May at the Mayor-Making ceremony after which the first task of any newly installed Hedon Mayor will be the traditional Hedon Penny Throwing event.
The Hedon Blog is particularly delighted at Councillor Lindop’s proposed appointment. He has regularly contributed to the discussion and comments on the Blog since it first started in 2009. And since being co-opted as a councillor has regularly provided Blog readers with his personal notes of meetings and announcements from Hedon Town Council (see some of these under Council News).
Jim has also been a very ‘hands-on’ Councillor – from volunteering to clear snow with the council’s new salt/grit spreading machine during the Big Freeze 2010, to picking up a shovel to help dig out weeds from Horsewell Pond just last week.
The new Deputy Mayor proposed for the year from May 2012 will be Councillor John Dennis.