Local Mayors and Chairs from across the district attend
The dinner, which is organised every two years, was held at the newly-opened local business the Rockbeare Manor. Local Mayors and Chairs who attended were Cllr Paul Hayward, Mayor of Axminster; Cllr Brian Cole, Mayor of Exmouth; Cllr Caroline Kolek, Mayor of Honiton; Cllr Kim Bloxham, Vice Chair of Cranbrook; Cllr Glyn Dobson, Mayor of Ottery St Mary; Cllr Jeff Turner, Chairman of Sidmouth and Cllr Jack Rowland, Vice Chair of Seaton.
Adrian Harvey, musical director of Sidmouth Town Band, gave a speech which was followed by a collection for the band – Cllr Hughes’ chosen charity for the year – which raised £360.
Cllr Hughes said:
I was delighted to be able to host an event for representatives across not just the county but also our wonderful district. It was a good opportunity to showcase a new business which has invested into restoring an historic listed building, as well as raise much needed funds for my nominated charity, the Sidmouth Town Band.