Maureen’s ‘honour’ at second stint as Featherstone mayor

Maureen Tennant-King, mayor of Featherstone 2015/16 - pictured with her granddaughter Emily Carter
Maureen Tennant-King, mayor of Featherstone 2015/16 - pictured with her granddaughter Emily Carter

Featherstone town councillor Maureen Tennant-King has been named the town’s new mayor.

The announcement was made at the council’s annual meeting at Featherstone Town Hall last month.

Coun Tennant-King, who has been on the council since 1999, works as a carer and a dining room assistant at St Thomas’ Junior School in the town.

It will be her second term as mayor after also being chosen in 2002-2003.

She said: “It means a lot to me to be mayor. To be asked once is thrilling but to be asked twice is a real honour.

“I’m really looking forward to it and meeting lots of different people and community groups.”

Coun Tennant-King, 60, took the mayoral chains from Coun Jan Power, who raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support during her year as mayor.

Coun Tennant-King’s husband Terry King and granddaughter Emily Carter, 16, will be her consort.

She will raise money for the Alzehimer’s Society during her time as mayor.

She said: “I am an avid Featherstone Rovers fan. I go to every game home and away and I am a trustee on the club’s foundation.

“I love Featherstone and am very proud to be the town’s mayor.”

One of Coun Tennant-King’s first events as mayor will be this year’s Featherstone Gala.

The annual event, will take place on Saturday, July 4 and feature a parade from St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School into the town.

The council is looking for organisations wanting to take part in the parade.

There will also be a fancy dress competition for children with the theme of American Independence Day.

There will be three age groups for children aged under 10, under seven and under five.

For more information contact the council on 01977 722654 or visit the council’s website at www.featherstone-tc.gov.uk