Cllr Woodall to remain as Mayor until May 2021

Published: 10 June 2020

Following Monday night’s online Full Council Meeting, postponed from 11th May 2020, under powers granted by the Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Meetings) (England) Regulations 2020, Members unanimously agreed that the current Mayor, Councillor Phil Woodall will remain in post for another year, until the 2021 Full Council Meeting.

This has been decided by Town Councillors, in this unprecedented time, to ensure the next Mayor receives their full term in office and is allowed the opportunity of fulfilling the complete role as Mayor of the Town.

Of his extended appointment, Councillor Woodall said “I am honoured to be able to continue serving the people of Bognor Regis as their Mayor, although it is under such difficult circumstances for us all. I am also very sorry not to be handing over the ropes to the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Steve Goodheart at this time but hope he will be able to accompany me on some Mayoral engagements, in the coming months and I’m sure he will enjoy the role as Mayor of our wonderful Town, when the time comes and hopefully under better circumstances” .

The current Deputy Mayor will also continue in his role until the May 2021 Full Council Meeting. Councillor Steve Goodheart concurred “Coronavirus has & is changing everyone’s lives, everything has changed. I understand this has had a knock-on effect to many ways of dealing with day to day life. We are all trying as hard as possible to get through it”.

For legality information surrounding the above, please see the agenda and report of this meeting here