Mayor Making Ceremony

Monday 16th May 2022

On Monday 16th May 2022, Northampton Town Council held its second Annual Council Meeting - also known as the Mayor Making Ceremony. During the ceremony, a word of gratitude was extended to outgoing Mayor, Councillor Rufia Ashraf, for an outstanding year, that included 300 engagements during her term as the first Northampton Town Council Mayor and raising over £5000 for her charity Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service. Councillor Dennis Meredith will assume the title of Town Mayor, appointing his wife Rona Meredith as his Mayoress. Cllr Steven Hibbert will assume the role of Deputy Mayor. It was also decided at the meeting which councillors will serve on the various committees and sub committees that manage the Council's business.

Cllr. Dennis Meredith, the 782nd Mayor of Northampton, was born in Islington and moved to Northampton in 1972, where he has been proud to call home ever since. Himself and his Mayoress, Rona, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last year. Throughout the 50 years they have shared, they have enjoyed two children and now, two grandchildren.

Previously, Cllr Meredith worked as a care taker for Lings Primary School for 32 years, before retiring from his position in 2007. Two years later, he became a Councillor for both Northampton Borough and the County Council. During his political career, Cllr Meredith has been responsible for setting up youth clubs and residents associations across Northampton. He currently serves on West Northamptonshire Unitary Council for the Liberal Democrats, where he was previously the Deputy Leader, as well as, representing the party on Northampton Town Council.

Cllr Meredith is an avid gardener with a passion for his allotment – he campaigned tirelessly in his ward for allotment space and is always keen to support those with green fingers.

Cllr. Meredith's chosen charities are St Vincent De Paul and Army Benevolent Fund - the Soldiers Charity. Both do fantastic work nationwide and locally - tackling issues such as loneliness and supporting veterans, as well as, serving military personnel.

For more information or to book Cllr. Meredith for an engagement, please contact mayor@northamptontowncouncil.gov.uk.

Last updated: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 00:26