Being a town of proud tradition, Knaresborough has maintained the honourable post of Town Mayor. Each year in May, a new Mayor is chosen by Knaresborough Town Councillors. For that year the Mayor is, regardless of politics, the representative of the town of Knaresborough.
It is an onerous role, which entails a very heavy commitment of voluntary time, often needing attendance at several functions each week as well as the usual commitments of a Town Councillor. The Mayor’s events vary from local community events to the formal Remembrance Day ceremonies to hosting important visitors to Knaresborough or representing Knaresborough to other communities whether these be close neighbours or our European ‘twin’ town of Bebra in Germany.
The Mayor for 2018/19 is Councillor Phil Ireland and his Mayoress is Mrs Sheena Ireland. The Deputy Mayor for this period is Councillor Tim Hunter and the Deputy Mayoress is Jennifer Hunter. This year the Mayor is supporting local volunteers by way of charity support. If you would like to make a donation to the Mayor's charity please contact the Clerk's Office.
If you would like to invite the Mayor of Knaresborough to an event please contact 01423 864080 or email the Deputy Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor of Knaresborough Opens The Manor House Allotment
Residents at The Manor House Knaresborough are enjoying the benefits of vegetable gardening again at their newly developed allotment. The allotment on Stockwell Road is part of KASHS – Knaresborough Allotments Self Help Scheme.
It was opened officially by the Mayor of Knaresborough, Councillor Phil Ireland on Wednesday 26 September and the Town Crier Roger Hewitt.
Work over the last few months has made the allotment fully accessible. There are two large raised beds, a shed, paved paths and a patio.
Joanne Meredith, lifestyle coordinator at The Manor House, is the driving force behind the allotment as an activity residents can choose to visit or be involved all year round. Joanne said: “The allotment was only completed a few weeks ago but we were able to go in a bit earlier to plant up some late summer vegetables. We’ve already picked the first crop of radishes which our chef Tom used as part of the garnish for sandwiches on the same day. “Residents are loving coming here to garden and chat with the other allotment holders. We supply gloves, but most people have said they want to get their hands dirty again!”