Evesham Explorers take over Town Council


During a recent visit to the Town Council Chamber at Evesham Town Hall, Great Bear Explorer Scouts learned about the responsibilities of the Town Council and how it fits into the local political scene.  Surrounded by the mayoral boards of honour on the walls of the Council Chamber, the social history of Evesham was brought to life by noting the variety of Mayors’ professions since the first Mayor was elected in 1605 – from market gardeners to web designers.

After a Question & Answer session, the Explorer Scouts got down to serious Council business.  They donned the Town Council gowns, elected one of their members as Mayor, installed a Town Clerk and held a mock Council Meeting.  They debated three proposals for mock environmental projects and decided by majority vote which one they would favour.

The event was hosted by Town Clerk Stuart Carter and Deputy Mayor Richard Jones, with Mayoress Sue Amor and Councillor Colin Tether in support.

Bärbel Wolstencroft, DESC, Evesham District