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Town Mayor Past Mayor Presentation to Geoffrey Evans MBE

Town Mayor Steve Eva presented Geoffrey Evans MBE with a mayoral insignia at the Council meeting on Monday evening to recognise his past service. Geoffrey has served as Town Mayor on 12 occasions since 1976 and remains a serving councillor for the Town and Cornwall Councils. Fittingly the presentation was made in the Council Chamber under the gaze of Geoffrey's mayoral portrait.

SIGNING OF THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT

The Council recently resolved to adopt the Armed Forces Covenant and uphold the principles therein recognising the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to the community. The Mayor, Councillor Grenville Chappel, and Brigadier Fraser MBE, Regional Commander for Wales and Western England signed the Armed Forces Covenant at a meeting in the Mayor’s Parlour.

Commemoration of John Parnell

Mick Stevens, Chairman Falmouth Branch, The Royal Naval Association presented the Town Mayor Councillor Grenville Chappel, on behalf of the RNA, with a hall marked silver dish inscribed 1939-45 Falmouth Remembrance of J.K.A Parnell.

The Silver Dish, Commissioned By His Parents, John & Louise Parnell Of Falmouth, Commemorates The Life Of Telegraphist John Kenneth Ainsworth Parnell D/JX194166 RN Killed In Action At The Sinking Of HMS Hermione 16 June 1942.

4th Falmouth Beavers & Cubs Visit the Mayor's Parlour

4th Falmouth Beavers and Cubs visited the Mayor recently to find out what the Mayor does and to take a look at all the Civic regalia. The youngsters enjoyed asking the Mayor lots of questions and looking around the Chamber and Parlour. They also had the chance to hold the mace and wear the Mayoral chain of office, with one lucky member dressing up in all the Mayoral regalia. The Mayor commented “this is a fantastic engaging group of youngsters and it is great to see so many getting involved in community groups at such a young age.”

Mayor's Charity Presentation

Town Mayor Councillor Grenville Chappel presented a cheque for £3,248.15 to Tony Robinson, Chair of the Youth Committee for the Rotary Club of Falmouth, who accepted it on behalf of the Mayor’s Charity Kernow Young Carers. The Rotary Club work with the Charity and monitors requests for financial help from young carers in the Falmouth area and a Committee evaluates all requests and funds are distributed in small tranches to support those young carers.

Recognition of former Town Mayors

There was a special ceremony as part of Falmouth Town Council’s meeting this week. Town Mayor Grenville Chappel presented specially made civic insignia to former town mayors as a recognition of their service to the Council and community. Maureen Davies served 2002 to 2005, Roger Bonney 2005 to 2007, Mike Varney 2007 to 2009, John Body 2014 to 2015, Geoffrey Evans 1976 to 1978, 1993 to 1995, 2000 to 2002, and 2009 to 2014 who was unable to attend the ceremony. Roger and Geoffrey are currently serving councillors.
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