WHITCHURCH’S mayor Councillor Andy Hall is celebrating after he was voted for an unprecedented third term in charge of the council.

Cllr Hall and his deputy Cllr Rose Hall were both returned to the positions for 2024/25 at the Whitchurch annual meeting this week.

Mayors in the town usually serve two years; however, the pair were voted in for a third term, much to Cllr Hall’s delight.


He said: “: “I am delighted to be appointed mayor of Whitchurch for an historic third year.

“I recognise this is unprecedented and I'm totally humbled by the generosity of my fellow hard-working councillors to have the opportunity to continue serving our amazing town.

“My warmest congratulations also go to Rose appointed as deputy mayor.

“Thanks too must go to our staff team, who have worked so resiliently in recent months.

Whitchurch Town Council is now in a much better place than it was just a few years ago.

“That said, we still have much work to do regarding securing the future of our Civic Centre, however.

“In the next 12 months I will also be focused on investing in our Public Realm, Community Groups and retaining vital local services.

“We also have some big announcements coming soon...watch this space.”

The vote was taken at the Annual Council Meeting of Whitchurch Town Council, held on Wednesday, May 15.

A Whitchurch Town Council explained that the return of both Cllr Halls was both for structural reasons and also to maintain stability while the council navigates a difficult period.

They said: “In modern times, the position of mayor and deputy mayor has been held for a maximum of two terms.

“However, both served an ‘additional’ term in 2022-23 as a former mayor only completed one year in office.

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“Not only does Andy and Rose’s third term “reset” this imbalance, but it also provides continuity in what is a particularly ‘challenging’ time for the council.

“This is as our corporate landlords, Shropshire Council, currently consider the future of Whitchurch Civic Centre, which was closed due to the discovery of Raac concrete throughout its infrastructure, in September last year.”

Cllr Rose Hall would be considered next in line for mayor in May 2025 as per previous traditions.