Helen takes on Mayoral role

Helen Rowson, new Mayor of North Lincolnshire, and Deputy Mayor Trevor Foster EMN-150521-143024001
Helen Rowson, new Mayor of North Lincolnshire, and Deputy Mayor Trevor Foster EMN-150521-143024001

North Lincolnshire has a new Mayor – Helen Rowson and Deputy Mayor Trevor Foster.

Helen’s chosen charity is Lindsey Lodge Hospice, something that is dear to her heart.

Helen was born, raised and educated in Winterton – she lives in Walcot near Scunthorpe and works locally.

This is her third term serving on North Lincolnshire Council.

Helen is a strong advocate for local communities, especially children and young people.

In her spare time, she likes to read, socialise with friends and has completed lots of charity walks and runs for local causes.

While Deputy Mayor (May 2014 to May 2015), Helen took the place of the Mayor to do a Skydive at Hibaldstow from a height of 15,000 feet, raising more than £1,800 for the Mayor’s charities.

“I’m really looking forward to taking on the role of Mayor of North Lincolnshire and to meeting lots of people and raising as much money as possible during my year in office,” said the Mayor.

“Lindsey Lodge Hospice is my chosen charity and is very dear to my heart. I hope that I can get people on board and help support me to raise money for this very important charity.

“To be able to represent North Lincolnshire is a real honour and one I will take on board with enthusiasm and vigour.”

Deputy Mayor is the former Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Trevor Foster, who is no stranger to the role of Deputy, having served in that role between May 2013 and May 2014.

During Trevor’s year as Mayor of North Lincolnshire, he attended around 280 events and raised £22,232 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

Coun Liz Redfern remains leader of the council and Coun Rob Waltham becomes deputy leader.

“Helen will do a fantastic job representing North Lincolnshire and will be great ambassador,” said Coun Redfern.

“Trevor is no stranger to the role of mayor and deputy, having been deputy mayor two years ago and I’m sure will do a great job supporting Helen as Mayor.

“There’s much to shout about in North Lincolnshire and it will be Helen and Trevor’s role to ensure they spread the word, while at the same time raise money for Lindsey Lodge Hospice – a great choice and very worthy cause.

“Over the next four years, as leader, I will be concentrating on providing better paid jobs for people and will continue our work to regenerate and develop North Lincolnshire to make it a prosperous and better place.”