Lincoln to welcome 818th Mayor into Office

Lincoln Guildhall

Councillor Biff Bean will next week take the title of the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lincoln and become the 818th First Citizen of the City of Lincoln.

The city council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Tuesday 16 May at 11am in Lincoln’s Guildhall, to officially welcome the new Mayor.

The outgoing Mayor, Councillor Rosie Kirk said: “It has been an incredible year.

“I started the year by helping to plant an oak tree at International Bomber Command to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the women’s section of the Royal British Legion. A very poignant first event, planting a tree.

“Over the last twelve months my Sheriff, Jasmit Phull and our Civic Party have been to hundreds of events, meeting wonderful people and organisations. It has been a truly historic year.

“With lighting a beacon at Lincoln Castle for the Platinum Jubilee, to the services for The Queen, the Proclamation of The King to the Coronation. There will be few Mayors of Lincoln who would have experienced such a historic year."

New Mayor, Councillor Biff Bean, who has served as the Deputy Mayor in 2022/23, said: “As someone born and bred in this great city, I feel honoured to represent it as the 818th Mayor.

“This is the proudest moment of my public life, and I will do my very best to promote the city for all those that live, work and play within in it.”

At the AGM, Mrs Wendy Bean will also be appointed as the Mayoress.

Councillor Neil Murray will be appointed as the City Sheriff, with Ms Dorinda Hudson selected as Sheriff’s Lady.

Councillor Alan Briggs will be appointed as Deputy Mayor and Wendy Mager as Deputy Mayoress.

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Published on May 11th 2023