The Mayor of Normanton
The new Mayor of Normanton is Councillor Carol Appleyard.
Carol is originally from Altofts and moved to Normanton when she was 12. She met her husband, David, when she was just 16 years old, and they have been married for 55 years.
She has two daughters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who keep her very busy. Carol has been a member of the Town Council since 2019 and has supported her husband by serving the town as Deputy Mayoress in 2019/20 and 2020/21 and as Mayoress on two occasions in 2016/17 and 2021/22.
The new Mayor is very keen on fundraising and organising events and already has several activities planned over the next twelve months. The Mayors chosen Charities for her year in office are The Prince of Wales Hospice and the Alice Bacon Memorial Trust.
The Deputy Mayor of Normanton
The new Deputy Mayor of Normanton is Councillor Alison Bones. Alison has lived in the area for over 22 years. Her working career for over 40 years has been in local government. She also served as a school governor for many years, starting when her children were in primary school.
Alison made many friends travelling to work on the train from Normanton, who encouraged her to get involved with local events held in the town.
She spent a few years enrolling for classes at Freeston High School, where she learnt about aromatherapy, reflexology, and leaded glass and copper foiling.
Alison has been a Town Councillor for a short time but has supported local events whenever possible and can be seen supporting the local litter-picking initiative in her spare time with other volunteers.
Alison loves gardening, sewing, knitting, researching her ancestry and looking after her grandchildren whenever possible. She also supports Leeds United, giving her many ups and downs!