Bury East councillor Trevor Holt, who has spent nearly half of his life as a councillor, serving the residents of Bury, is to be the 2019/20 Mayor of Bury.
He is the second longest serving member of the council and was born and educated in East ward, which he has represented for 36 years since being elected in 1983.
Councillor Holt will take over the chains of office in May from St Mary’s councillor Jane Black, having previously served as Mayor to the borough 23 years ago in 1996/97.
Trevor lives in Bury with his wife Evelyn, who will be the Mayoress. They have 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.He was born and educated in East Ward, which he represents, and continues to have strong connections with Broad Oak and Fairfield schools.
Now a retired postman, Councillor Holt has built strong links with the local community and numerous local organisations.These include Little Oaks Children’s Centre, The Birtle Trust, Walnut Avenue Allotments Centre, and Topping Fold and Pimhole TRA’s.
He is passionate about the environment and over the last 36 years has held many influential positions at the council, including:
- Chair of the Social Services Committee – 5 years from 1986
- Chair ofHousing and Environmental Services Committee – 3 years from 1992
- Chair of Licensing & Registration Sub Committee – 2 years from 1996
- Chair of Human Resources Sub Committee - 1998
- Member of the Cabinet when first introduced in 1999 as Economic, Social Regeneration Portfolio holder
- Member of the Cabinet Lifelong Learning, Culture, Recreation and Sport Portfolio holder - 2000
- Chair of Bury East Area Board – 2002
- Lead Member for HR 2003
- Chair of Licensing & Safety Panel 2006
- Executive MemberHR & Performance 2011/2012
- Spokesperson Equality & Member Development 2013
- First Deputy & Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing 2016
- Chair of Human Resources & Appeals 2013 onwards (still in role)
Councillor Trevor Holt said:“It is a great honour to be chosen to serve as the Mayor of Bury, especially so as this will be the second time round for me.
“It really is one of the best roles that anybody could have and I intend to do my very best for local people. I’ll be using my time as Mayor to showcase our borough as a great place to live, work, study and visit and, hopefully, make a real difference to people’s lives.I’ll also be raising important funds for my chosen charities which I will announce when I become Mayor in the 2019/20 municipal year.
The role of Mayor is a civic position with duties including public appearances, hosting charitable events, representing the council at community events and chairing full council meetings.
Councillor Trevor Holt will formally be installed as Mayor at the Annual Council meeting on 15 May 2019.