New town mayor elected at annual council ceremony

Former Skegness Mayor George Saxon, Skegness Mayoress Fay Macey, Skegness Mayor Carl Macey, fomer Mayoress Julie Saxon. Photo: Barry Robinson
Former Skegness Mayor George Saxon, Skegness Mayoress Fay Macey, Skegness Mayor Carl Macey, fomer Mayoress Julie Saxon. Photo: Barry Robinson

New Mayor and Mayoress of Skegness Carl and Fay Macey have been presented with their chains of office.

Coun Macey was unanimously elected by fellow councillors during the annual town council meeting on Thursday.

Describing the occasion as ‘an incredibly proud moment’, Coun Macey thanked the outgoing Mayor George Saxon for his ‘great work’ over the previous 12 months.

Proposing him as mayor, Coun Jim Carpenter said: “Coun Macey has worked hard in the past four years as town councillor in Winthorpe and carried that on as deputy mayor.

“I am sure he will be a great ambassador for the town.”

Coun Macey announced the RNLI and LIVES First Responders as the Mayor’s charities and that the Rev Ian Banks would serve as chaplain to the Mayor.

Coun Dick Edginton, who has served on the town council for 32 years, was unanimoulsy voted Deputy Mayor.

A vote of thanks was given to the former Mayor and Mayoress George and Julie Saxon by Coun Maggie Gray.

The office of the Mayor of Skegness has existed since 1974.

It replaced the post of Town Chairman which was created in 1895.

The first holder of the position was Mrs V. Elwis.

Current town councillors to have held the role are Mark Anderson, who has served three terms in 1996-7, 2004-5 and 2012-13, Jim Carpenter and Steve Kirk.

Retiring mayor George Saxon has stood down from the town council along with three other former office holders Ken Milner, Sue Binch and Phil Kemp.