Brian Hopkinson elected as Bradley Stoke’s new Mayor

Cllr Brian Hopkinson receives the mayoral chain.

Last week’s Annual General Meeting of Bradley Stoke Town Council saw councillors select their new Mayor for the ensuing year, bringing to an end Cllr Charlotte Walker’s year’s term in office.

Cllr Walker was selected as Mayor last May, becoming the youngest female Mayor in the country.

Prior to presenting the chain of office to new Mayor Cllr Brian Hopkinson, she said:

“Firstly, I would like to express my thanks to Sharon and all the Bradley Stoke Town Council staff. They continue to work endlessly for the community and are definitely the hard working members of the council team.”

“I would also like to say thank you to all the town councillors who continue to actively work in the best interests of the town and the residents.”

As Mayor and Chair of Council I have tried to remain impartial to party politics and make decisions based on what I felt was best for the community. I can only hope that the next Chair continues this and the council as whole can remain transparent.”

“Over the past year, I have learnt a lot about myself and some of my fellow councillors. I will take this forward with me for the future.”

“Finally, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Chair and Mayor and would like to say thank you for providing me with the opportunity to represent Bradley Stoke.”

Cllr Walker also presented two cheques to her chosen ‘charities of the year’ who have benefited from donations and money raised by the council during her term. The first was to ‘Alzheimer’s Society – Bradley Stoke Sports & Social Club’ with a cheque for £4,075.88 and the second to ‘Have a Heart – ChildLine Appeal’ for £3,862.74.

The new Mayor, Cllr Brian Hopkinson, represents the Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge ward for South Gloucestershire Council and the Primrose Bridge ward for the town council.

Speaking after the meeting Cllr Hopkinson said:

“Bradley Stoke is a fantastic place full of many different things to do and get involved with. In this coming year I will look to build on the great work already achieved and help to increase community participation as one of my key achievements.”

Source: Press release from Bradley Stoke Town Council

Heart Bristol Presenters with the Bradley Stoke charity cheque.

Photo: Heart Bristol Presenters Paris Troy, Paulina Gillespie and Ed Palmer with the outgoing Mayor’s charity cheque.

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  1. Couldn’t get the job at Patchway as Labour are now in control, so he’s got his mates to do the business in Bradders. Pity he doesn’t live in the town.

  2. I suspect you ‘know’ Brian like I do Jon…
    Yep, Brian doesn’t live here in Patchway either, nor his proposed new fiefdom within the Parish of Stoke Lodge, common knowledge and hardly libellous to note as we all do they live in their very own Shangri La elsewhere breeding their horses and fighting wind farms.
    Good luck to him, he’s fulfilled his dream at last, his Dad would be very proud, love him or hate him he is the body politick for his party, and I wouldn’t rank him amongst the swivel eyed loon brigade, he’s done very well, someone somewhere likes him very much, Teflon is an important quality and he has it in abundance. Have a glass of shampoo on me Brian! You know I loves you really! Congratulations.

  3. This is the man who signed the petition to keep Highwood Lane open. Then voted to close it. A sad day for Bradley Stoke now Judus is in charge

  4. Also, interesting that Charlotte Walker has decided to leave the Conservative party so shortly after handing over the chains.
    Deliberate timing?
    They’re dropping like flies!

  5. How nice to hear from our old protagonist Dave Tiley again. I thought he had retired.
    It is not necessarily where a person lives but what he does for the community that counts and in this respect Brian is very proactive and his record to date is exemplary. I am not aware that Brian spends hours and hours on postings and writing blogs for various media but actually gets on with the job. Perhaps Dave should take a leaf out of his book !!


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