Monday, May 27, 2019


The new Mayor of North Lincolnshire will be visiting Brigg to attend events and functions over the coming 12 months, plus many others across the district.
Coun Jonathan Evison was sworn in as the 24th Mayor of North Lincolnshire at the council’s annual Mayor-making ceremony.
A ward member for Barton-upon-Humber, he is “honoured and excited” to take on the role.
Each year the Mayor of North Lincolnshire chooses a charity, or charities, to support through the Mayor’s Appeal Fund.
Coun Evison has chosen to support Lindsey Lodge Hospice. It operates a charity shop in Brigg town centre.
Since 2016, each mayor has also appointed a Mayor’s Cadet to accompany them at certain key events. Leading Cadet (LC) Tom Jackson, of the Sea Cadets, has been appointed the Mayor’s Cadet this year. Father David Rowett was appointed the Mayor’s Chaplain.
A former Brigg resident, Coun Peter Clark, from Barrow, has been appointed as Deputy Mayor.
Outgoing Mayor, Coun John Briggs, from Crowle, attended more than 270 events across North Lincolnshire during his year in office, including some in Brigg and district.
Through his Appeal Fund, Coun Briggs raised more than £28,500 for Lindsey Lodge Hospice and The Fire Fighters' Charity.
At the Mayor-making ceremony held in Normanby Hall’s Regency Dining Room, Coun Evison said: “During my time as Mayor of Barton some years ago, I learnt how important to role of Mayor is for recognising the amazing efforts that our community groups and organisations go to. Often these volunteers go without any recognition at all for their hard work and as Mayor I want to be the one who says ‘you’re doing a really good job’.
“I want to support those clubs, charities, organisations and groups that work so hard in our area. I want to tell people how clever and talented our young people are in North Lincolnshire, and how amazing our towns and villages are.
“Cllr Briggs has been an inspiration to me as a great Mayor and a great ambassador for the area and the people of North Lincolnshire. His positivity is something I want to emulate as Mayor; we live in a beautiful part of the world and there’s a lot to be positive about.
“I want to do all I can to represent and promote North Lincolnshire.”
Born and educated in Barton, Coun Evison has lived in that town for most of his life. He was a steelworker in Scunthorpe until retiring 18 months ago.
Coun Evison is a founder member of Barton Musical Theatre Company and a long-time member of Barton Town Band.
He has been a member of Barton Town Council for 14 years, is a former Town Mayor of Barton and has represented Barton upon Humber on North Lincolnshire Council for the past eight years.
The long-standing chairman of the Humberside Police & Crime Panel, he is also chairman of governors at Baysgarth School, Barton.
The pictures seen here come courtesy of North Lincolnshire Council.
They show the new Mayor with Mayoress Soozy Evison (above) and the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Peter and Carol Clark (below).

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