01271 373311 


Cllr Alan Rennles is very proud to have been elected by his fellow members of Barnstaple Town Council as Mayor for 2019/2020.  
Cllr Rennles was elected onto the Council in 2015 and represents the Longbridge Ward, which runs from Barnstaple Bridge to the top of Sticklepath near the junction of Woodville Estate. Cllr Rennles supported Cllr Roome as Deputy Mayor during the mayoral year 2018/2019. 
Alan was born in North Devon and worked on Hele Manor Farm, Sticklepath from the age of 13. On leaving school at 15, Alan took up a full time job on the farm, having enjoyed an outdoor job, he then went on to join HM Royal Marines in 1968. The next 23 years Alan served in many theatres across the world. He left the Royal Marines in 1991 as the Training Design and Quality Control Adviser to the Corps. 
In 1976, Alan married his wife Sue and together they have two grown up children, one of whom is married to a local businessman, with a young daughter and the other is a successful chef currently living and working in the Midlands. 
Alan has previously been Chair of the Planning and Transportation Committee for Barnstaple Town Council and has sat on the Heritage, Culture and Community Committee. He is also the member for Roundswell /Woodville Ward on Fremington Parish Council. 
Before moving back to Sticklepath nearly 5 years ago, Alan and his family lived in Landkey for 30 years. During this time, Alan served on Swimbridge Parish Council and was elected to North Devon District Council as the ward member for Landkey and Swimbridge. 
Before retiring, Alan had the privilege of working at Fremington Army Camp until it was closed and then moved on to Okehampton Battle Camp as the Facilities Manager. 
His chosen charities for the Mayoral Year 2019-2020 are: 
Age Concern Barnstaple: Age Concern Barnstaple & District is concerned for the 'quality of life and the wellbeing' of older people in the local community. http://www.ageconcernbarnstaple.org.uk/  
See Hear Centre Barnstaple: Equipment, information and support services for people with sensory loss. https://www.livingoptions.org/support-help/see-hear-centre  


If you would like the Mayor to attend your event, a Mayoral Engagement Request form is available here to print off, complete, and post back to:- 
Ms Louise Lecky-Thompson, Civic and Ceremonial Manager 
Barnstaple Town Council, Barum House, The Square, Barnstaple. EX32 8LS. 
or complete the form and email to: [email protected] 

MAYOR'S UPCOMING CHARITY EVENTS Check back soon for the latest information on the Mayor's up and coming charity events.  


AUGUST 2019 
1 August - 7pm 
Indian and Bangladeshi Mid-Summer Curry Night -Mayor’s Charity Event 
@ The Castle Centre 
Tickets Only £15 
Tel: 01271 373311 
Cocktail Party 

MAYOR'S ENGAGEMENTS This section will be regularly updated. 

AUGUST 2019  

JULY 2019  

27 July - 12.00pm  
Mayor's Regatta Reception, Bideford - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  
15 July - 12.00pm  
RMB Chivenor - presentation of cheque for The Memorial Gardens - funds raised from The Freedom Parade 
10 July - 11.00am - 2.00pm  
Pretty Maid Ceremony, Holsworthy - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  
7 July - 3.00pm  
Great Torrington Civic Service - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress) 
6 July - 6.45pm - 10.00pm 
Barnstaple Male Voice Choir Centenary Concert, RHS Rosemoor- Full Chains( Deputy Mayor and Consort)  
6 July - 5.00am  
Sponsored Cycle Ride for North Devon Hospice - David Boydell ( Mayor) 
4 July - 9.45am - 2.00pm  
Lammas Fair, Exeter- Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  

JUNE 2019 

30 June - 11 am  
Race for Life - Rock Park (Mayor and Mayoress)  
29 June - 2.30pm  
50th Anniversary of The Barnstaple Lions Club at Queen Anne's - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  
27 June - 7pm 
Judging for Carnival - Ashford Suite, Barnstaple Hotel (Mayor and Mayoress) 
26th June - 8.30pm - 3pm 
School Visits: 
Pilton Bluecoat Academy 
Pathfield School 
Yeo Valley Primary School 
Orchard Vale Community School 
22 June - 10am - 2pm 
Lord Mayor's Parade - Exeter - Full chains (Mayor and Mayoress) 
Barnstaple Youth Band display 
18 June - 5.15pm 
Press photo Mayor's Charities (See Hear and Age Concern) (Mayor) 
15 June - 12pm - 3.30pm 
999 Academy Petroc (Mayor and Mayoress)  
15 June - 9.45am 
Diversity Parade - Full Chains (Mayor)  
14 June - 5.50pm 
Guildhall Volunteers Thank You Cream Tea - Full Chains (Mayor)  
11 June 10am 
Penrose Almshouses - (Mayor)  
9 June - 10.45am  
Lions Club Picnic in The Park - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  
8 June - 12.30pm  
Barnstaple Disabled Fellowship Club - Annual Lunch (Mayor and Mayoress)  
6 June - 6pm  
North Devon Volunteer Awards - Cedars Inn (Deputy Mayor)  
6 June - 6.45pm  
Mayor's Introduction Ceremony Bideford - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress) 
5 June 2019 6.15pm 
Mayor's Introduction Ceremony Northam - Full Chains (Deputy Mayoress and Consort)  
4 June - 10.30am - 12.30pm  
Shilling Visits to Almshouses - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  
2 June - 2.30pm  
The Park Pitches - Rock Park (Mayor and Mayoress) 

MAY 2019 

25 May - 10.00am - 2.00pm  
Shilling Visits to Almshouses - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  
23 May - 7.00pm - 9.30pm  
Mayor- Making Ceremony, Guildhall - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  
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