Chairman of Council Re-elected

Council Chair, Mike Hicks

Scilly’s two senior Councillors will serve another year.

Councillor Mike Hicks has been re-elected as Chairman of our Council.

Mike’s reappointment was unanimously backed by members at last night’s Council meeting.

Mike thanked fellow councillors for their support adding some serious challenges lay ahead.

He told them “his door is always open and that he is always available with a listening ear”.

Marian Bennett serves again as Vice-Chair after being nominated by Fred Ticehurst and seconded by Christine Savill.

In an unusual departure from normal business, prayers for the meeting were offered not by Canon Walker or Rev Gibbs but by special visitor, Reverend Hugh Bearn who was appointed Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen in 2006.

Councillors were told he is a friend of Chief Executive Philip Hygate.