Dawn Glenville named as new Hinckley and Bosworth Mayor in annual meeting

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 18 May 2022

A NEW Mayor for Hinckley and Bosworth was installed at an annual meeting last night (Tuesday, 17 May).

Former mayor Ted Hollick hands over the chain of office to Dawn Glenville (Image: HBBC)

Coun. Dawn Glenville, who formerly served as Deputy Mayor, has officially been named as the new Mayor of the borough – and her Consort is her husband, Coun. Barry Walker.

She has taken over the title from previous mayor, Ted Hollick, as a new mayor is usually appointed through an annual meeting each year.

Dawn is set to serve as borough mayor for one year, from 2022 through to 2023.

The mayoral chain was passed over by Ted Hollick to Dawn following the meeting.

Coun. Scott Gibbens has been named as Deputy Mayor of the borough – his consort is Cathie Gibbens.

In a Tweet posted to his official Twitter account, Scott Gibbens stated that he was “very honoured” to have been appointed Deputy Mayor.

And, local Liberal Democrat Councillor, Coun. Michael Mullaney (Lib Dem, Hinckley De Montfort), issued a message of congratulations to the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Councillor Mullaney, said: “Good annual meeting of Hinckley and Bosworth Council tonight.

“Congratulations to Dawn Glenville on becoming Mayor, and my Liberal Democrats ward colleague Scott Gibbens on becoming Deputy Mayor.

“Thanks to Ted Hollick for doing a great, and extended, period as Mayor.”

Dawn was first elected on to Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council back in May 2019.

She used to be a professional singer, but since retiring, she now works at a jewellery store based on Castle Street in Hinckley town centre.

During her time as Mayor, she will be raising funds for Age Concern and Air Ambulance.

The Mayor’s Chaplain will be Rev. Andrew Hall, Rector of Burbage St Catherine’s Church.

In her spare time, Dawn enjoys walking, cycling and golf – and she was Ladies Club Champion in 2012.

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