Third term of office for 
long serving new town Mayor

New Brigg Toiwn Mayor Cllr. John Kitwood (right) receives the chain of office from retiring mayor Cllr. Carl Sherwood.

New Brigg Toiwn Mayor Cllr. John Kitwood (right) receives the chain of office from retiring mayor Cllr. Carl Sherwood.

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Brigg’s new Town Mayor is Coun John Kitwood, who was elected at the May Town Council meeting in the Angel Suite.

Coun Kitwood has been mayor twice before - 2004-5 and 2011-12.

Retiring mayor Coun Carl Sherwood thanked his mayoress Louise Mikkonen, Chaplain Father Owain Mitchell,Town Clerk Jeanette Woollard and fellow councillors for their support.

“We have attended 60 functions during the year,” he told the meeting.

“And it has been an extra special year with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 
Olympic Games, when the torch came through Brigg.

“It has been pleasing to see the regeneration of Brigg town centre and on the riverside.

“The opening of the Heritage Centre with the return of the raft to the town, and further regeneration at the Tourist Information Centre have been very welcome.”

And looking ahead Coun Kitwood said: “Thank you for electing me for a third term as mayor.

“Carl has been a real asset as mayor to the town.

“He has upheld the non political nature of the role and the year has been very successful.”

Born in Brigg, Coun Kitwood was educated at Glebe Road School and then Glanford Secondary School.

He served as a senior officer in the army before returning to Brigg in retirement.

Initially he lived in Grammar School Road before moving to Scawby.

He is also a keen golfer.

New town deputy mayor is Coun Alec Depledge, who will also be the Mayor’s Chaplain.

At the same meeting, Coun Julian Kidd resigned from the council due to health issues.

Tributes were paid by Coun Kitwood and Coun Mike Campion to Coun Kidd’s’ ‘long and dedicated service.’