The Deputy Mayor of Minehead Cllr Ron Bridle accompanied by his wife Harriet attended the North Petherton Town Council Civic service on behalf of the Mayor of Minehead who was unable to attend. The service was held at The Minster Church of St Mary The Virgin, North Petherton. Guests were met by The Mayor of North Petherton, Cllr Alan Bradford and his consort Janet Wagstaff in the church hall. Guests and dignitaries paraded into the church for the service which commenced at 11.00 am. There was a break midway through the service for the Alfred Jewel Awards to be presented to five dedicated community servants who were honoured with this award. The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Lady Gass presented the awards on behalf of North Petherton Town Council.
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.