On the 28th June, The Mayor of Minehead was invited by Military Charity Afghan Heroes to the launch of its second Retreat post services facility at the former Smugglers Inn at Blue Anchor near Minehead. Afghan Heroes was set up in 2009 by Somerset mum Denise Harris who's son was killed in Afghanistan. The objective of the charity was to establish a post services facility where troops returning from the front line could readjust to normal life, retrain for a new career and life outside the military.
Volunteers have been working hard over the past couple of weeks updating facilities and giving them a full makeover. Dr Liam Fox MP patron of the charity was also at the launch as well as present Somerset Retreat residents, local veterans associations and townspeople.
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.