The Brownies met the Mayor of Minehead Cllr Jean Parbrook and County Council Chairman Cllr Christine Lawrence who gave a talk to them at the launch of their latest project "Minehead Brownies Love Minehead". Minehead Brownies had set themselves a new challenge to review the Minehead area and see what they liked about Minehead and what could be improved. Cllr Parbrook had been a Brownie herself and had not forgotten the Brownie motto to "be prepared" or the promise "to do my best". The Brownies were keen to know how the Cllr Parbrook and Cllr Lawrence had become involved in local council roles to improve their communities. Cllr Parbrook and Cllr Lawrence promised to help the Brownies by ensuring that they knew whose permission would be needed for each task and who would be able to help with any resources that might be needed. Badges would be awarded at a special service in Minehead Methodist Church on Sunday October 30th and the areas needing improvement would also be identified.
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.