Chesterfield residents are invited to come and celebrate Chesterfield’s 380th Mayor, Councillor Glenys Falconer, at a Civic Parade on Saturday 4 September.
The parade will set off from the Town Hall at 10.40am and will head through the town to the Church of St Mary and All Saints (Crooked Spire) where there will be a service at 11am, then at noon the parade will return to the Town Hall.
Councillor Falconer – who took up the post in October 2020 – will serve as Mayor of Chesterfield until May 2022, under an extended term due to COVID-19.
Councillor Glenys Falconer said: “I am honoured to continue in the position of Mayor of Chesterfield. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to start attending more events and I’ve had a great time visiting Chesterfield Pride, opening new businesses in the borough and meeting the judges for East Midlands In Bloom.
“I’m looking forward to the civic parade as it is a fantastic opportunity to meet volunteers from local youth groups and I hope lots of people will come and celebrate with us.”
In attendance at the parade will be several dignitaries from across Derbyshire, Freeman and Alderman of Chesterfield, former members of the Armed Forces, Chesterfield Sea Cadets, Air Cadets, Scouts, St John’s Ambulance, and the Royal British Legion Riders.
As a Liberal Democrat Councillor, Councillor Glenys Falconer represents Holmebrook Ward and has served as a councillor for a total of 13 years having first been elected in 1999. She has been a member of the Appeals and Regulatory Committee as well as the Planning Committee.
Glenys is married to Councillor Keith Falconer who has previously served as Mayor of Chesterfield, it is thought that they are the first married couple to have both served terms as Mayor.
The Mayor carries out our civic ceremonial duties and chairs meetings of full council. They are elected on an annual basis by full council.