On Thursday 12th May 2022, at its Annual Meeting, Halewood Town Councillors elected Cllr Barbara Dunn as Mayor and Chair of the Council for 2022/23. Cllr Dunn had served as Deputy-Chair of the Council, and Deputy Mayor in 2021/22.
In accepting the nomination, Cllr Dunn paid respects to the council’s outgoing Mayor, the recently departed Cllr Ken Dalton. She also cited the difficult decision to continue with the meeting despite the death of Cllr Dalton.
In her acceptance speech, Cllr Dunn discussed her aims for 2022/23 which will include a strong emphasis on rebuilding the esteem of the ‘Mayor of Halewood’s Charity Fund’. She named her nominated charities for the year and the formation of a committee to support these endeavours. Cllr Dunn was also grateful and humbled by the opportunity to serve as Mayor and ‘First Citizen of Halewood’ commenting:
“I am honoured and proud to be Mayor of Halewood for the next twelve months. My heartfelt thanks to Councillors this evening. It is a privilege to represent Halewood Town Council and Halewood residents, and I shall be putting my heart and soul into “Flying the Flag” for Halewood and work hard on your behalf.”
Cllr Andrew Hesford was elected as Deputy Mayor and Deputy Chair of the Council for 2022/23.