01271 373311 
Photo of The Square featuring the Barnstaple Museum and The Albert Clock


The Mayor - Cllr Alan Rennles
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.  Due to the Coronavirus crisis - all Mayoral events are postponed until further notice. 

MARCH 2020 
20th March - 7pm  
Mayor's Charity Concert  
This event is now cancelled due the the Coronavirus crisis. 
Spring is in the Air! 
Performances by: 
Barnstpale Male Voice Choir 
Barnstaple Ladies Choir 
North Devon Choral Society 
Jubilee Sigers 
Vocal Accord 
A selection of school choirs 
Tickets available on the door. 
Tel: 01271 373311 
Up Next! Mayor's Charity Events 2020 
Charity Choir Concert - Friday 20th March 2020 @7pm @ Christchurch - Cancelled 
Bingo - Monday 4th May 2020 @ 7pm @ Barnstaple Social Club - Cancelled 
This section will be regularly updated. 

MARCH 2020   29 March - 7pm Barnstaple Town Council Civic Service, St Peter's Church, Barnstaple - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress) - Cancelled  28 March - 7pm Holsworthy Ball, Charter Hall, Holsworthy Golf Club - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress) - Cancelled   27 March - 7pm West Devon Civic Dinner, Charter Hall, Oakhampton - Full Chains (Deputy Mayoress and Consort) - Cancelled  21 March - 10.30am Bideford Manor Court, Bideford - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress) - Cancelled  20 March - 7pm Barnstaple Town Council Charity Concert, Christchurch - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress) - Cancelled  15 March - 1.45pm Braunton Civic Service, St Brannock's Church, Braunton - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)   8 March - 9.30am Plymouth Civic Service, The Minster Church St Andrew, Plymouth - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  6 March - 7pm Okehampton Civic Dinner, Charter Hall, Okehampton - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  4 March - 12pm Showmen's Guild Annual Luncheon, Swindon - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)   

FEBRUARY 2020   21 February - 7pm Northam Civic Reception, Royal North Devon Golf Club - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  22 February - 7pm Gang Show, Queens Theatre - (Mayor and Mayoress)  14 February - 7pm Mayor's Charity Valentine Ball, The Barnstaple Hotel - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  7 February - 7pm Bideford Charity Fundrasing Dinner, The Royal Hotel - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  3 February - 11am LGBT + flag raising, Petroc - (Mayor)   

JANUARY 2020   30 January - 7pm George Hammett Charity Quiz Night, Lush - (Mayor and Mayoress)  15 January - 4.30pm VIP Preview, Cotie, Petroc - (Mayor)   

DECEMBER 2019   13 December - 7pm Jubilee Singers Christmas Concert, Christchurch - (Deputy Mayor)  11 December - 7pm Pathfield Christmas Show, Pathfield Sch - (Mayor and Mayoress)  9 December - 11am - 2pm Christmas Party, Silverhill Centre- (Mayor)  8 December - 3pm St John's Ambulance County Carol Service, Barnstaple Parish Church- (Deputy Mayor)  8 December - 1.30 -2.30pm Topping Out Ceremony, Town Centre - ( Mayor)  5 December - 6.30pm - 8.30pm Christmas Fayre, Pannier Market- Full chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  2 December - 2pm - 4pm Roundswell Christmas Party, Roundswell Community Centre - (Mayor )   

NOVEMBER 2019   27 November - 6pm North and West Devon Police Award Ceremony, The Pier House- (Mayor and Mayoress)  26 November - 7pm -10pm Bridge Chambers, Bridge Trust Awards - (Mayor)  25 November - 11am - 12pm Petal Scattering, Soroptimists, The Square - (Mayor and Mayoress)  22 November - 8pm Annual Prize Giving, Barnstaple Swimming Club, Barnstaple Social Club - Full chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  19 November - 2pm Roundswell Monday Club, Tour of Guildhall - (Mayor)  16 November - 7pm Barnstaple Male Voice Choir Cetenary Dinner - (Mayor and Mayoress)  13 November - 6.30pm -10.30pm The Really Big Quiz (Simpkin Edwards), Barnstaple Hotel - (Mayor and Mayoress)  12 November - 6.30pm -8.30pm Creative North Devon Project, Library - (Mayor )  11 November - 10.45am -2pm RMB Chivenor Remembrance Service, Crow Point & RMB Chivenor - (Mayor and Mayoress)  10 November - 10am -2pm Remembrance Service and Parade, Rock Park, St Peter's Church, Barnstaple Social Club - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  8 November - 10am -12pm Children's Remembrance Service, Rock Park - Full Chains(Mayor and Mayoress)  6 November - 7pm RNLI 25th Anniversary Gala, Barnstaple Hotel - Full Chains(Mayor and Mayoress)  3 November - 4pm Medal presentation - Special Olympics, Tarka Tennis Centre - Full Chains(Mayor)  2 November - 1pm Opening Ceremony - Special Olympics, Tarka Tennis Centre - Full Chains (Mayor)   

OCTOBER 2019   29 October - 6.30pm Brochure Launch, Landmark Theatre, Ifracombe (Mayor and Mayoress)  24 October - 4pm-7pm Celebration, Exhibition Opening, Barnstaple Museum (Mayor)  23 October - 7.30pm Trafalgar Night, Formal mess Dinner, RMB Chivenor - Full chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  23 October - 1pm -2pm Drop in, Silverhill Centre (Mayor)  21 October - 10.30am Soft Opening, Barnstaple Museum (Mayor)  20 October - 11am Lynton & Lynmouth Civic Service, St Mary's Church, Lynton - Full chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  18 October - 12pm Memory Cafe, Library (Mayor)  16 October - 2pm KS4&5 Awards, Pathfield School (Mayor)  12 October - 7pm Ladies Charity Concert, Christchurch (Deputy Mayor)  7 October - 7pm Barnstaple Disabled Fellowship, Medard House - Dinner (Mayor and Mayoress)  5 October - 6.45pm - 10.30pm Tiverton's Mayor's Charity Dinner, Best Western Tiverton Hotel - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  5 October - 10.30am - 3pm Petroc - Graduation Ceremony (Mayor)  4 October - 8.15am - 2pm CTCRM - HQ Lympstone - Parade and Beret Presentation - Full chains ( Mayor and Mayoress)  3 October - 7.30pm CTCRM - HQ Lympstone - Dinner ( Mayor and Mayoress)  1 October - 10am Annual Accounts, Penrose Almshouses - (Mayor)  

SEPTEMBER 2019   29 September - 3pm Civic Service, Northam - Full chains (Deputy Mayor)  29 September - 8.30am Jewson Barnstaple Marathon, Rock Park, Barnstaple - (Mayor)  22 September - 10.30am - 2.30pm NDC Chairman's Church Service, St Peter's Chruch Service - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)  21 September - all day Carnival, Barnstaple - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress/Deputy Mayor and Mayoress/Mayor's cadet)  20 September - 6.00pm Allotments Award Evening , Guildhall Barnstaple - (Deputy Mayor)   20 September - 12.00pm - 3.00pm Mad Hatters Picnic Lunch, Orchard Vale, 20th Anniversary Celebration - (Mayor and Mayoress)   19 September - 9.00am -12.00am Special Fair, Barnstaple - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress)   18 September - all day  Barnstaple Fair Proclamation Ceremony and Luncheon - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress/Deputy Mayor and Mayoress/Town Clerk)   17 September - 7.30pm  Showmen's Guild, Reception at Park Hotel, Barnstaple - Full Chains (Mayor and Mayoress/Deputy Mayor and Mayoress/Town Clerk)  15 September - 9.30am  Oakhampton Civic Service, Oakhampton - Full Chains (Deputy Mayor and Mayoress)   14 September - 11.40am  Barnstaple Heritage Society, Grand Opening of extended museum (Mayor and Mayoress)  

AUGUST 2019 

17 August - 11.00am - 2.00pm  
Holsworthy Mayor's Charity Coffee Morning - (Mayor and Mayoress)  
15 August - 10.00am - 3.00pm  
Burma Star Vets Remembrance Service, Park Hotel/War Memorial, Barnstaple - (Mayor and Mayoress)  

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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