The Mayor of Chard Cllr Dave Bulmer invited the Mayor of Minehead Cllr Jean Parbrook and her husband Cllr Andrew Parbrook to join him in the main procession at Chard Carnival. Each Mayor was asked to wear Mayoral robes and chains. Mayors taking part in the main procession met at the Guildhall at 5.45pm to walk with the Mayor of Chard Cllr Dave Bulmer to the start of the procession. Guests not taking part were able to watch the procession from the balcony of the Guildhall. Refreshments were provided in the Town Hall before 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.