Banbury welcomes new Mayor
Cllr Colegrave celebrated his appointment by bringing livestock and agricultural equipment to the town hall – and two English longhorn bulls, sheep and lambs greeted guests as they arrived for the inauguration ceremony.
Cllr Colegrave said: “Farmers have to be hands-on and able to cope with many different situations.
“I want to bring that same ‘can do’ attitude to the mayoral role and be practical and positive in everything I do.”
Cllr Colegrave is following in the footsteps of his mother Patricia who was mayor of Banbury in 1967.He added: “I’m very proud to be wearing the same robes and the same chain of office that my mother wore 52 years ago. If I can do the job as well as she did, I’ll be very happy.”
Cllr Colegrave’s wife Julia became mayoress and Cllr Surinder Dhesi was appointed deputy mayor.