The Mayor of Chard, Cllr. Mrs Jenny Kenton invited The Mayor of Minehead Cllr. Val Welch to join her and take part in the main Chard Carnival procession on the 12th October 2013. Guests not able to take part in the procession were able to watch from the balcony of the Guildhall and once the procession was finished were able to take refreshments in the Town Hall before watching the official judging by the Carnival Committee in the Auditorium afterwards.
On the 16th May 2016 at the Statutory Annual Meeting of the Full Council Councillor Jean Parbrook was re-elected as the Mayor of Minehead, Councillor Andrew Kingston-James was elected as Deputy Mayor of Minehead.