Meet the Mayor

The Mayor and Mayoress of Weston-super-Mare are Councillor Mark Canniford and Mrs Estelle Canniford. Councillor James Clayton acts as deputy.

The Mayor's office is in Grove House, which is situated in the historic Grove Park. The 17th Century building houses portraits of previous Town Mayors. The Mayor's Parlour is a working office with insignia to be used during civic events.

You can view the Mayor's diary online and if you would like the Town Mayor and Mayoress to support, open or attend your event, please phone or email the Town Mayor's Civic Officer.


The Mayor’s Charity 2019/20

In Charley’s Memory (ICM) was started after Jo's son Charley took his own life. Jo knew first hand there was a serious short fall in support for young people, so she founded ICM.  In the early days ICM had one counsellor and saw a handful of young people a month. Fast forward 4 years and we currently see 42 young people a week for one to one counselling. ICM works tirelessly to raise awareness with young people about mental health and helping to reduce the stigma that is still attached. This is achieved by visiting schools and talking to the students as well as running some drop in sessions.

Our offices are based in Burnham-on-Sea.  Approximately 50% of our clients come from Weston, and many of our student counsellors coming from Weston College. Our goal is to get premises in Weston so that we can support young people from Weston without them having to travel to Burnham.

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This film is of the Mayor Making Ceremony 16th May 2019.