Decision details

Councillor Francesca Smith - A Councillor to propose and a Councillor to second:-

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Councillor Hazel Prior-Sankey proposed and Councillor Lee Baker seconded:-


"That the best thanks of the Charter Trustees be accorded to Councillor Francesca Smith for the manner in which she has discharged the duties of the office of Mayor of the Town during her two terms of office".


The motion was carried unanimously.


Councillor Smith replied and thanked the Charter Trustees for their kind words. It had been a wonderful two years to represent the Town as Mayor and an opportunity and privilege she would never forget. Being Taunton born and bred, she had thought she knew everything about the town, but she had been pleasantly surprised at all the work that is done by volunteers, charities, and businesses to raise funds, provide entertainment and the work that keeps the town vibrant and an interesting place to live. The Mayor had been fortunate to attend so many events, from opening shops and businesses to attending concerts, to switching on lights, both virtually and in person, it has been amazing.

Publication date: 16/06/2021

Date of decision: 25/05/2021

Decided at meeting: 25/05/2021 - Taunton Charter Trustees