Cllr. Mrs. Jean Curteis Elected the New Town Mayor of Tenterden

14th May 2019

Cllr. Mrs. Jean Curteis was elected Mayor of Tenterden at the Town Council's annual meeting on Monday (13 May).


Cllr. Mrs. Curteis, who has been Deputy Mayor for the last 12 months, takes the post first filled by Bailiff T.Petlesden in 1449.


Tributes were paid to the Council's longest-serving member, Henry Edwards by both outgoing Mayor Mrs. Pam Smith and the new Mayor and a presentation was made including a card and gift on behalf of the council.  Mr. Edwards retires from the Council after 40 years - he was first elected in 1979, and was Mayor in 1989 and 1990.


Cllr. Mrs. Curteis praised Mr. Edwards' "dedicated services to the town, a guiding hand on so many occasions".  The annual meeting also elected Cllr. Dr. Lisa Lovelidge as Deputy Mayor for the year.