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Mayor 2022-2023 – Dave Jasper
I am delighted to have been elected as Mayor of Sedgefield. I consider it to be a very great honour and privilege to have been asked to represent our wonderful village. My links with the area go back to 1976 when I was appointed as Music teacher at Sedgefield Primary, a role which I was very happy in during my 8 years there. It was during that time that I became MD for the Lyric Singers, another role which a thoroughly enjoyed. I moved into Sedgefield in 1988 and following my marriage to Julie we welcomed our children Tim and Ciaran who have both grown up in the village. In 2003 I joined the Sedgefield Players and can still be seen regularly tripping the boards in a wide array of productions. I love spending time with such a talented group of people ranging through all age groups. I am now three times the age I was when I first worked in Sedgefield and having spent most of my adult life here, I feel fully accepted as a local Sedgefield(ite). I just need to persuade the Players to put on a production of Dick Whittington as I have a black cat!
I promise to carry out the civic duties of Mayor of Sedgefield to the best of my ability and to follow the wonderful examples set by past Mayors of Sedgefield. My wife and I look forward to meeting residents and visitors to Sedgefield, to represent our village and to raise funds for local causes close to our hearts. My headline charity will be Cancer Research which I have chosen in memory of my much loved parents. My Mum died of Bowel Cancer, a disease which affects 1 in 25 people, and my Dad died of Prostate Cancer, a disease which affects 1 in 9 people.
Details about my fund raising events will be posted on this page and through other Town Council media such as Twitter and Sedgefield Extra.
The Mayor and Consort attended a splendid Carol Service this afternoon at St Andrew’s Church in Stanley as guests of Mayor Alex Clegg. A brass band welcomed us at the church door with a selection of carols. Some lovely Christmas music from the ladies of the Inspire Choir punctuated the Service’s carols, readings and prayers, with seasonal refreshments provided for all afterwards.
11th December 2022
The Mayor and his Consort were guests of Shildon Mayor Hannah Hanratty at her Christmas Charity Event in the Civic Centre. After a filling Christmas Dinner, the guests were entertained by a 60s tribute band, The Fabs. A ‘hidden tombola‘ game proved very popular amongst the guests, which included many local dignitaries.
The Mayor and his Consort were pleased to be invited to the grand opening of the Victorian Christmas Market and Carol Service in North Shields by Mayor Pat Oliver. It was a bitterly cold morning but the tour of the market afforded them the opportunity to see first hand the regeneration of Northumberland Square. A welcome hot meal in the Customer First Centre within the Library building helped them to warm up afterwards. The Mayor also won the top prize in the raffle!
10th December 2022
The Mayor and his Consort were present at a brilliant night at Seaham Town Hall starring 80s Revolution, as guests of Mayor Sue Morrison. A 2 course Christmas dinner added to the enjoyment. Thanks are due to Sue for inviting us to a special night out, at the same time as raising money for her chosen charity.
The Mayor attended another lovely Civic Carol Service, this time with Churches Together in Shildon as guests of Mayor Hannah Hanratty. Music was courtesy of the Salvation Army Band with a guest spot from Thornhill Primary School. A huge thank you goes to Karina Butterworth for being my Consort tonight and an equally large thank you is due to Hannah, both for the invitation and for the refreshments afterwards.
The Mayor attended an Ecumenical Civic Carol Service in Seaham tonight as guests of Mayor Susan Morrison at St John’s Church. It was another lovely service to highlight the Christmas Story in carols, prayers and readings. Huge thanks to Sue for the invitation and for the lovely refreshments afterwards. Good to hear a brass ensemble, a pipe organ, children from Trinity Primary School and the Seaham Academy Singers all coming together to sing and play.
6th December 2022
The Mayor and his Consort for the night, son Tim, were delighted to visit the ancient church of St Mary Magdalene in Hart Village for the Mayor’s Civic Carol Service. Some great singing of traditional carols interspersed with familiar readings gave this start to the Christmas season in Hartlepool a warm glow. A splendid buffet followed the proceedings and it was gratefully received by the many visitors to this lovely old church.
4th December 2022
The Mayor and Consort Annette Lawson were pleased to be invited to the Spennymoor Civic Carol Service in the Town Hall by Mayor Dean Ranyard. Children from 2 primary schools entertained the audience in between the community carols, which were accompanied by the Youth Band from Sunderland and Monkwearmouth. A buffet afterwards completed the excellent afternoon event.
The Mayor and Consort were pleased to accept an invitation to the Spennymoor Mayor’s Civic Dinner held in the Town Hall. The room was packed and a large number of Mayors and Councillors attended. Ramside Catering provided the excellent 3 course meal, local duo Alpha November entertained and Mayor Dean Reynard organised a prize raffle. Speeches were given by representatives of the Mayor’s 2 charities. The night also saw the launch of the Mayor’s Charity Calendar.
County Councillor David Brown was given the great honour of Freeman of Sedgefield in the Fletcher Room of the Parish Hall, in the presence of his family and guests, for his many years of dedicated service. He also received a framed certificate, a beautiful decanter and 2 engraved glasses. Congratulations to David on this well-deserved award from the Mayor.
The Mayor and Consort were delighted to represent Sedgefield at Stockton’s Civic Carol Service as guests of Mayor Ross Patterson. There were representatives from the emergency services and the NHS and children from a number of schools in the Borough. It was a pleasure to be entertained by the talented children who had been practising their carols and readings for weeks.
2nd December 2022
Friday 2nd December saw the Mayor’s second Coffee Morning. A full house enjoyed some delicious cakes and mince pies with their tea and coffee. There was an opportunity to purchase some Christmas gift tags and decorations along with the usual raffle tickets. Over £300 was raised for the Mayor’s charities and the Mayor would like to thank everyone who helped by baking, setting up, serving, selling and attending the ever-popular event.
A packed St Edmund’s Church was the venue for the 2022 Civic Carol Service. A combined choir made up of pupils from Hardwick and Rectory Row Primary Schools sang their 3 carols beautifully. Michael King conducted the service, Alex Ord was the organist and afterwards, invited guests enjoyed tea, coffee and mince pies in the Welcome Room. The retiring collection was shared between St Edmund’s Church and the Mayor’s charities.
The Mayor and his Consort had the pleasure of visiting Morpeth’s County Hall to attend the Civic Head’s Christmas Fair. There were a great many quality goods available to buy from the friendly stallholders. It was a good opportunity to help the Civic Head raise money for his chosen charity and indulge in a little Christmas shopping at the same time.
20th November 2022
The second visit to Sedgefield this year by fabulous 50s and 60s Tribute Band, The Moondogs was another outstanding success. Playing to a packed house, the band wowed the audience with hit after hit and had the audience dancing from start to finish. Pictured with the Mayor are 2 of the main prize winners of the various games he organised. The event raised a significant amount for his charities. Thanks go to Sainsbury’s for supporting the event by providing food for everyone during the interval and several Mayors for attending too.
The Mayor was delighted to be invited to talk to the Y5 and Y6 children on Friday morning, at the end of Parliament Week, about Democracy, the Role of a Councillor and Mayoral activities. He was also introduced to a number of Student Councillors. They listened attentively, asked pertinent and searching questions and were very polite. They were thrilled to see the chain of office ‘up close’ and to meet an actual Mayor.
Another fundraiser tonight at Hartlepool Cricket Club as guests of the Mayor and his Consort. A great group of friends, splendid pie and peas, lively music from Phoenix, a huge tombola, a raffle and even Play Your Cards Right. Around £1,000 was raised for the Hartlepool Mayor’s charities.
13th November 2022
The Mayor and his Consort attended a very moving Remembrance Day Service on Sunday morning in St. Edmund’s Church with representatives from many village organisations, all showing great reverence and respect throughout. The Mayor was privileged to be asked to read the Gospel passage during the Service and also Binyon’s Lines before laying the STC wreath. The King’s representative, Pam Royle DL was at the head of the procession. Michael King was the Celebrant, assisted by Ron Eyley.
12th November 2022
1st Sedgefield Explorer Scouts held a Coffee Morning to raise funds for Edward Guppy, who will be travelling to South Korea in the summer to attend the World Scout Jamboree. It’s a fabulous opportunity for Edward, who needs to raise around £4,000 to finance the 3 week trip. So if anyone would like to support him, I am happy to collect any donations on his behalf.
The Mayor was pleased to be among the guests invited to The Mayor of Gateshead’s Charity Race Night at Teams and District Social Club, Gateshead. Winning horses, dogs and even pigs were hard to come by!
The Mayor and his Consort were delighted to be invited to Spennymoor Mayor, Dean Ranyard’s Civic Service in St Paul’s Church on Sunday, followed by a splendid buffet. It was a lovely occasion, enjoyed by all. (Pictured with Mayor Dave Jasper is Great Aycliffe Mayor, Ken Robson.)
30th October 2022
The Mayor and his Consort were pleased to attend St Edmund’s Church for the Annual All Saints’ Sunday Memorial Service. Candles were lit in memory of family and friends lost either recently or years ago. The Mayor lit a candle in memory of his much-missed parents. The names of deceased loved ones were read out during the service.
The Mayor was delighted to join the regular Ploggers to help to clear up the firework debris from Ceddesfeld Hall grounds, in the rain, following the STC Firework Display. What a great job the Ploggers do too, keeping our village looking tidy.
The Mayor was pleased to have the onerous responsibility of judging STC’s Hallowe’en Howler Pumpkin competition and then the honour of pressing the trigger button to set off the first of the fireworks in Ceddesfeld Hall grounds on what was a perfect evening for it.
The Howler judging was really difficult as there were so many imaginative and intricate entries. Jennifer Kinnersley was declared the overall winner.
The excellent Fireworks display, provided by G2 Fireworks as usual, was greeted by a tremendous round of applause from the packed crowd at the display’s conclusion.
28th October 2022
What a tremendous success the Mayor’s Fabulous Fashion Show was. Lily Ho from Betty’s Boudoir was hostess for the evening and she brought along a dozen models of various ages, including her 85 year old grandmother. There were 5 stalls present for people to begin their Christmas shopping and all were very busy. Stand up bingo and a huge raffle all added to the fun. It was a great night and lots of people asked for a repeat show in 2023.
25th October 2022
Every Mayor is expected to come up with ideas to raise money for their respective charities and Sunderland’s Mayor certainly hit upon a great one last night. She organised a Greek Night at The Prospect Pub and Bistro near Penshaw Monument. It was a raucous night out with a huge raffle, an auction, a crew from a submarine receiving an honour, a Bouzouki player, a singer and even a belly dancer, all of which proved to be very popular indeed with all the Mayors and Consorts present.
22nd October 2022
Our Mayor Dave Jasper was delighted to support Ferryhill Mayor’s Coffee Morning on Saturday at St Luke’s Church Hall. A large number of dignitaries and local people enjoyed spending a couple of hours perusing the many stalls and chatting over coffee and cakes. Thanks go to Ferryhill Mayor Carole Atkinson for the kind invitation.
A lovely, fun night was held in Ceddesfeld Hall at my Mayor’s Quiz. Grateful thanks to Jane, Jane, Julia and Chris for organising it for me, Robinson’s of Wingate for the delicious pie ‘n’ peas and to the dignitaries from Sunderland and Hartlepool and the many Sedgefield residents for coming along to support my charity event. Congratulations to ‘Absolute Zero’ on the win. (My team finished 3rd by 1 point!)
20th October 2022
If you’ve not been to Auckland Castle before, do so as soon as you can. The Mayor and his Consort were invited to the Mayor of Bishop Auckland’s ‘At Home’ event there and we had a tour of the Castle, the Chapel and its Art Galleries featuring the famous Spanish Francisco de Zurbarán Collection and some Gainsboroughs. A wonderful afternoon was had by all.
17th October 2022
Mayor Dave Jasper held his Civic Service in St John Fisher RC Church on Sunday and Sedgefield’s MP Paul Howell and his wife Lillian, together with a number of regional Mayors, Civic Heads, Consorts, our two County Councillors and a number of Sedgefield Town Councillors attended alongside the usual congregation. A packed church took an active part in the Service, which was conducted by Parish Priest Fr Shaun Swales.
Afterwards, the official party enjoyed a splendid lunch at The Dun Cow Inn, where Manager Richard Nathan and his team looked after everyone very well indeed. £130 for the Mayor’s Charities was raised by the prize raffle.
14th October 2022
Mayor Dave Jasper and his Consort Annette Lawson were thrilled to be asked to attend an ABBA Tribute Night in Seaham Town Hall. The excellent entertainment was provided by 2 young ladies in a band called ‘Knowing Me, Knowing Two’. A pie and peas supper was provided and a raffle, bingo and a sealed envelope draw added to the fun. A thoroughly good night was enjoyed by all, at the same time as raising funds for Seaham Mayor, Sue Morrison’s chosen Charity.
2nd October 2022
I was on the Mayor’s Charity Stall this morning at the Sedgefield Farmers’ Market. Thank you to all those who came along and grabbed themselves some bargains and supported my charities at the same time. Special thanks to Ciaran Alexandra and Julia Jasper for creating lovely things for me to sell and for working on the stall with me. We raised £94.20.
29th September 2022
The Mayor and his Consort enjoyed a splendid evening’s entertainment at Ferryhill Stage Society’s performance of the musical ‘9 to 5’. The Mayor was delighted to see that the Society’s members were maintaining the high standards set before the pandemic halted their shows, when he was their MD for 3 years. The Society is flourishing under Elsie McGowan’s leadership.
24th September 2022
The Mayor and his Consort enjoyed a super evening as honoured guests of the Sedgefield Twinning Association, who were celebrating their 40 year anniversary, with German beer, sausages, strudel, pretzels and accordion music. They met some lovely people and would like to offer their grateful thanks to Alda, Philip, Judith and the rest of the Committee for inviting them to their special night in Ceddesfeld Hall.
24th September 2022
Sedgefield Mayor, Dave Jasper enjoyed a fun night at Spennymoor FC as guests of the Spennymoor Mayor and his Consort at their Race Night and Beetle Drive. Picked 2 winners too! A large party of my friends from Spennymoor Stage and Song were there, supporting Mayor Dean Ranyard’s charity fundraiser.
23rd September 2022
Sedgefield’s Mayor and Consort, Dave and Julie Jasper had a wonderful morning at Locomotion as guests of the Mayor of Shildon. They even had a short ride on a replica of The Rocket. The tour provided a fascinating insight into the huge part Shildon played in our country’s railway heritage.
The Mayor, Dave Jasper was pleased to be invited to a curry night fundraiser at Ashoka Indian Restaurant by the Mayor of Seaham, Sue Morrison. A very pleasant evening was spent in the company of several NE Mayors.
The Mayor was pleased to attend the u3a coffee morning in the Fletcher Room of the Parish Hall during u3a week. Members had provided a selection of cakes to accompany the tea and coffee and various satellite groups had mounted informative displays of photographs, craft items and books of their creative writing.
Pictured are our Mayor, Dave Jasper with the Chair, Gillian Bowman and other u3a Committee and members.
The Mayor, his Consort, STC Chair Mel Carr and Michael King were privileged to lead a large assembly of villagers in a minute’s silence and prayers on the eve of the late Queen’s funeral at the War Memorial tonight.
18th September 2022
The Mayor and his Consort were delighted to be asked to present the trophies at Sedgefield Players’ 44th Drama Festival of One Act Plays on Saturday night. Pictured are Sedgefield’s 3 entries, all of which won awards, winning 12 trophies out of a total of 20, including best production, best actor, best actress, best director, the audience award and the youth award.
9th September 2022
The Sedgefield Mayor and his Consort spent a very pleasant evening as guests of the Mayor of Sunderland, being shown around the Ryhope Pumping Station, which is run by volunteers. It was a most interesting experience to see how water was pumped by steam 150 years ago to supply the town.
I was delighted to be invited to the WI Coffee Morning today, along with my Consort Julie, to meet the members. The event today was tinged with sadness but it was absolutely fitting that a minute’s silence was respectfully held, bearing in mind that Queen Elizabeth 11 was the Patron of the WI. May she rest in peace.
2nd September 2022
The Mayor and his Consort were invited to the 30th birthday party of the Pop-In Club, held in the Parish Hall. Kelly provided the up-beat musical entertainment and Linda Smith from No. 4 was responsible for the lovely catering. The pretty pink and white birthday cake was cut by founder member Betty Roper
2nd September 2022
A packed Parish Hall (with a number of special guests present) spent an hour and a half chatting and enjoying each other’s company over coffee and cakes at my fundraising coffee morning this morning. The magnificent sum of £364.43 was raised for my charities. Radio Tees gave us a mention at 9:00am which was useful as a number of people heard the broadcast. I am grateful to the help afforded me by my team of bakers and also to Joyce, Connie, Elaine, Audrey and Gill for ensuring there was a constant supply of cuppas and cakes.
It was a pleasure to attend Seaham Mayor’s Charity Fashion Show this evening. Seven models strutted their stuff in the new Autumn range of clothes brought along from Sunderland shop Bou-Chique. After the show, which was held in Seaham Town Hall, people were invited to sift through the wide range of clothes on sale to find some real bargains amongst the sale rails. Tea, coffee and scrumptious cakes were provided to keep up our strength.
I was delighted to attend the Bingo, Buffet and Entertainment afternoon at the Clarence Court Sheltered Housing Complex in Spennymoor this afternoon. The residents really enjoyed the programme of events organised for their entertainment. £615 was raised for the Spennymoor Mayor’s charities. One lady I spoke to was 96 years young and she thanked me for taking the time to talk to her because I’d noticed how she knew the words of all the songs performed by local singer Anne-Marie Clayton.
21st August 2022
Lovely to see so many families enjoying the sunshine and the games at the SCA’s Family Fun Day in Ceddesfeld Hall grounds today.
Thank you to Sarah and Tony Guest for organising it all and thank you to all those generous people who donated £30+ to my Charity Collection Bucket.
20th August 2022
We had a wonderful night at Ferryhill WMC as guests of Ferryhill Mayor Carole Atkinson, being entertained by Mark ‘Elvis’ Nixon. What an energetic performer he is. £1,100 was raised for Carole’s chosen charities and I was pleased to have been invited and to be able to support her fundraising.
Annette Lawson accompanied me as my guest Consort (as a thank you for all her help with my Moondogs event last month and my Bring and Buy Sale more recently.)
Mayor Dave Jasper and his Consort Julie were thrilled to be asked to spend the day at Sedgefield Show judging a number of classes. Mayor Dave is pictured with the winner of the Scarecrow Competition and Mayor Dave and Consort Julie are pictured with Dan Lawson of Sedgefield Young Farmers, who was being presented with the trophy for Best Trade Stand. It was perfect weather to welcome back the show after a pandemic-induced break and the huge crowds were happy to see its return.
The Mayor and his Consort were delighted to be invited to the Sedgefield Youth Club’s Coffee Morning in the Parish Hall. The packed Hall was buzzing with excited chatter and the children were working very hard to keep up a constant flow of teas, coffees, cakes, biscuits and scones. Well done SYC and thanks again for the invitation.
6th August 2022
A cracking night out representing Sedgefield at Great Aycliffe Mayor Cllr Ken Robson’s Charity Night with Micky Rich singing hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s in the Phoenix Club, Newton Aycliffe, all to raise money for the Mayor’s 2 favoured charities. Well done Ken, Elaine and Alison for organising such a great night.
Plenty of Mayors and Consorts in attendance lending support too.
1st August 2022
I was thrilled to be invited to meet the Northumbria in Bloom judges for individual community premises today. A guided tour of the various areas within the building was an eye-opener: men’s mental health, reflexology, sewing class, flower arranging and an art gallery all being catered for. The 3 areas of the garden were next up, with its raised beds for easy access This was followed by coffee and cake and a chat with the judges and volunteers. The transformation from an empty garage showroom into a thriving community hub is astounding. Mention should be made of young Tristan Anderson, who has shown maturity and an awareness of environmental issues which belie his age. A thoroughly entertaining morning. Thank you, Hive.
30th July 2022
A good turnout at the Grand Bring and Buy Sale, in spite of the rain this morning, with great help from my teams of helpers, assisting me to raise £182.10 for my charities. Thank you for a job well done.
27th July 2022
What a lovely morning we had accompanying the two Northumbria in Bloom judges round the village, showing them just how wonderful Sedgefield is, thanks to the hard work and vision of the STC gardeners and the Sedgefield in Bloom team, in making it such an ideal place to live. Well done everyone – it’s really beautiful.
I was privileged to be among the many Civic guests at Seaham to witness the granting of the Freedom of the Town of Seaham to the 4th Regiment Royal Artillery.
The Mayor of Seaham Sue Morrison gave an excellent welcoming speech during the Celebration Service.
22th July 2022
Here are a few pictures from the Mayor of Sedgefield’s 50s and 60s fundraiser evening in Sedgefield Parish Hall, with entertainment by the incredible Moondogs. The sell-out crowd all had a fabulous evening, dancing the night away.
Pictured: Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and Consort Julie with (1st group image) Civic Head of Northumberland Trevor Cessford with his Consort Nicole and (2nd group image) Mayor of Ferryhill Carole Atkinson with her Consort. daughter Nicola.
I was delighted to be the guest of honour at a concert given by Belmont Ladies’ Choir (conducted by Steve and accompanied by Edward) in the Sedgefield Methodist Church. A varied programme of music ranging from a My Fair Lady Medley to Gospel music and from Da Doo Ron Ron Ron to Mamma Mia was enjoyed by all.
A big thank you to the team who arranged the whole evening, including the very welcome tea and biscuits on such a hot evening.
The Second ‘At Home’ of the week, this time for the Great Aycliffe Mayoress, Elaine Robson at their Council Offices. A lovely time was had by all the guests and almost £400 was raised in the mega-raffle for their charities.
Pictured: Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and Consort Julie with Mayor of Great Aycliffe Ken Robson and Mayoress Elaine Robson.
A lovely afternoon spent at Mayor of Shildon Hannah Hanratty’s ‘At Home Tea Party’ event in the Civic Hall today. We were greeted by a piper at the door, were entertained by pupils from Timothy Hackworth Primary School reciting their own ‘I Have a Dream’ speeches and we were in great company with an abundance of Mayors and Civic Dignitaries. Well done Hannah.
Pictured: Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and his Consort Julie with Mayor of Shildon Hannah Hanratty.
We have had the most wonderful time in perfect weather in Stockton celebrating Armed Forces Day. A packed programme of stalls and entertainment kept us enthralled all day. The highlight for us had to be 8 Rifles sounding The Retreat after they’d paraded down the High Street. which was packed with schoolchildren and well-wishers, all enjoying the spectacle.
Well done Mayor Ross Patterson for putting on such a great event, before we all went to The Arc for refreshments.
Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and his Consort Julie were thrilled to be invited to the Sedgefield Twinning Association’s Strawberries and Fizz event in Ceddesfeld Hall.
Pictured with Dave are members of the Committee and Event Organisers. They are always on the lookout for new members to join this friendly group, to maintain the links with Hamminkeln.
Lovely event today in a packed Spennymoor Town Hall for Mayor Dean Ranyard’s At Home Fundraiser, with some wonderful, patriotic entertainment from Spennymoor Stage and Song. Caught up with some old friends and we even came away with a few prizes.
Pictured: Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper with Mayor of Sedgefield Dean Ranyard and his Consort Beckie Calder.
Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and his Consort Julie were delighted to be invited to Seaham Mayor’s Afternoon Tea Party in Seaham Town Hall on 16th June. They were pleased to be able to meet a number of Mayors from other local Councils, as well as renewing acquaintances with some other Mayors from previous civic engagements. Seaham Mayor Sue Morrison put on an excellent afternoon’s entertainment for her guests, whilst raising funds for her chosen charities.
The Mayor of Sedgefield and his consort Julie represented the town at the Mayor of Great Aycliffe’s Civic Service at St Claire’s Church in Newton Aycliffe.
Pictured: Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and his Consort Julie with the Mayor of Great Aycliffe Ken Robson and Consort Elaine.
Following a wonderfully uplifting Service of Thanksgiving in St. Edmund’s Church for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and his consort Julie were delighted to accompany their civic guests to Ceddesfeld Hall grounds for refreshments and to enjoy a varied programme of musical events. Mayors, consorts and civic heads from Great Aycliffe, Stanley, Darlington, Sunderland and Blyth all remarked upon what a great day they’d had in Sedgefield.
What a great event we have just been to in Hartlepool Civic Centre watching the Mayor making. And what a fantastic spread afterwards. We also got to meet The Lord Lieutenant of Durham, Sue Snowdon.
Pictured: Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and his Consort Julie with new Hartlepool Mayor Brian Cowie.