Felixstowe Town Council Elects New Mayor for 2024/25

At its Annual Meeting of 15 May, Felixstowe Town Council elected Councillor David Rowe as the Mayor of Felixstowe for the Municipal Year 2024/25. On the same evening Cllr Corrine Franklin was appointed as the Deputy Mayor.

On accepting the office of Mayor, Cllr David Rowe, who has been Member of the Town Council since 2023, said:

“It is a great honour to have been elected Mayor of Felixstowe at the Annual Town Council meeting. To be made Mayor of the town I have called home all my adult life is very special, and I am looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

The theme for my year is ‘service’. We have so many people and organisations in our town who serve others, and it is what makes Felixstowe such a caring and fantastic community. Many of these individuals are volunteers, making personal sacrifices to help others. During my term, I would like to meet as many people and organisations who serve our town as possible to highlight your efforts and thank you for what you do. Please do contact me to arrange a visit.

This brings me to my chosen charities for the forthcoming year: Breast Friends CIC and the Landguard Trust. Breast Friends supports a community of breast cancer patients through diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and beyond. The Landguard Trust preserves the very special area of the Landguard Nature Reserve, the Fort, and Felixstowe Museum. I hope you will support my charities by attending our fundraising events and making donations to support the fantastic work they do.

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of our town’s twinning with Wesel. Having already hosted our German counterparts in Felixstowe back in April, I am looking forward to representing our town in September when reciprocal celebrations take place in Wesel.

Coming up on Sunday, 16th June at 3pm is the Civic Church Service at St. John’s Church. All are invited to join the Council and me on this occasion”.

If you would like the Mayor to attend a function in Felixstowe, or to simply ask him a question, please contact mayor@felixstowe.gov.uk