Barnsley to welcome new Mayor

Barnsley Council is set to formally elect Councillor Steven Green as the boroughs new Mayor for 2018/19 at the annual Full Council Meeting taking place on Friday 18 May, 6pm at Barnsley Town Hall.

Retiring Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Jeff Ennis and Mrs Margaret Ennis will be thanked for their hard work, dedication and services to the borough over the last year and Cllr Ennis looks forward to continuing his role as local councillor representing the North East.

Incoming Mayor, Cllr Steven Green has represented Monk Bretton Ward as a local councillor since 2012 where he’ll remain in office until at least 2020. As part of his current role, Cllr Green sits on a number of boards including the Appeals, Awards and Standards Board, the General Licensing Board and the North East Area Council.

Joining the new Mayor will be his wife, Mrs Tracey Green who’ll take on the role of Mayoress. The Mayor and Mayoress will be fund raising for the Mayor’s Charity throughout the mayoral year and have chosen to support Barnsley Hospice and Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support - BIADS.

Cllr Green, said: “I’m incredibly honoured to be elected as the new Mayor of Barnsley for 2018/19 and I’m really looking forward to the year ahead. During my mayoral year, I’ve decided to celebrate the role of volunteers across the borough in our local communities and the amazing work they do.

“This is one of the reasons I’ve chosen to support Barnsley Hospice and BIADS as they rely so heavily on the dedication and hard work of volunteers to deliver invaluable services across the borough.”

Barnsley Hospice

Barnsley Hospice provides specialist care to hundreds of local people and their families every year across Barnsley. The hospice provides specialist palliative care to help and support people with active and progressive life-limiting illnesses such as Cancer, Heart Disease or Parkinson’s. This care strives to improve quality of life for patients and their families by providing pain and symptom relief, spiritual and social support, counselling and bereavement services.

The hospice’s expert care is free for patients and their families but it’s not free to provide this vital service. They receive a grant from the NHS each year, but rely heavily on additional funding, donations and over 200 volunteers to continue providing this invaluable service.

Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support - BIADS

BIADS is an independent organisation formed by Barnsley people, providing support to those affected by any form of dementia, their carers, families and friends. BIADS offers a range of services to help members live well with dementia in the community, including providing information, emotional support, social opportunities, activities and events.

As a local, independent charity, BIADS are constantly looking for ways to raise funds in order to continue running these services in Barnsley.

The agenda for the Annual Full Council meeting can be viewed here and the meeting will be streamed live via webcast here.

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