The Annual Meeting of the City Council and also the Election and Installation of the Mayor of Carlisle took place in the Council Chambers at the Civic Centre… I had the pleasure of watching the ceremony from the viewing gallery seating area… it was really interesting.
The newly elected Mayor of Carlisle is Barry Earp, a Conservative City Councillor for Wetheral. Barry will be the 425th Mayor of the City of Carlisle. His designated charities include Hospice at Home, the NSPCC, Citizens Advice Bureau and Community Project Carlisle – an initiative to help young people.
The new mayor had to swear the historic mayoral oath, which requires him “to receive none of the town’s monies, rents, fines or other duties” and to “administer justice as well to the poor as the rich”. He must also “cause to be seen nightly watchmen on the walls of this city”.
I have had a fantastic year working with Mary Styth and am honoured that she asked me to be part of her fundraising committee and wish Barry Earp a successful year ahead in office.