Lichfield City Council

Published: 19 May 2011

New civic team

Civic guests and dignitaries gathered at the Guildhall on 18 May for Lichfield City Council's annual meeting, where the new Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Sheriff were elected for the ensuing year. The new Mayor is Councillor Brian Bacon, a former ambulance man with over 30 years' service. He has lived in Lichfield since 1967 and has been a City councillor since 2007. Cllr Bacon has previously been Consort to his wife, Norma, when she was Mayor in 2005 and Sheriff in 2008, and so now the roles are reversed. The Mayor announced that his charities for the year would be St John Ambulance and the Lichfield Stroke Club. The new Deputy Mayor is Cllr Mrs Janet Eagland, who has been a City councillor for 20 years, and was previously Mayor in 2001 and Sheriff in 2003. Completing the civic team is local citizen, Dr Neville Brown, who has lived in Lichfield since 1963. He is Principal of Maple Hayes School and has published many books on linguistics and dyslexia. He is a former member of the City Council and was Mayor in 1980. His Charity for the year will be Macmillan Cancer Support. The evening concluded with the Mayor's Banquet, at which the Dean of Lichfield, the Very Revd Dr Adrian Dorber, gave the traditional toast to "Church and State, Weal and Worship".