THE CHAIRMAN of the East Riding Council will be attending Yorkshire Day 2010 in the town next Sunday as a guest of the Hedon Town Mayor and Council.

Cllr David Rudd

Council Chairman David Rudd will be returning to Hedon, the town he grew up in, in order to take part in the civic parade along with other civic dignataries from around Yorkshire.

The Chairman will be resplendent in his official ‘mayoral’ type robes and civic chain of office. The 18-carat gold chain has approximately 200 coloured stones mainly collected from Hornsea beach and was designed by Miss Jacquline Stiegar over three months in 1977.

Since its creation in 1996, East Riding of Yorkshire Council took the decision not to call their Civic Head a Mayor but decided upon the title of Chairman. It is the Chairman’s duty to represent and promote East Riding of Yorkshire Council at all Civic and Ceremonial occasions as well as chair the Council Meetings which are held every two months.

Councillor David Rudd was elected in May 2010 and serves for a year. If you can’t wait until Sunday and want to see the Chairman in his official regalia and wearing the chain of office, then have a look over at the Beverley website HU17.Net.

Following an official Reception at breakfast time, the Civic Parade will kick off the public events at the Market Place, Hedon at 10.15am on Yorkshire Day Sunday 1st August.

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