The Mayor Cllr Leslie Smith was invited to present certificates to a group of unemployed fifty year old's by Active Plus. The Mayor had not heard about this organisation before and was pleased that the organisation had enclosed a background sheet to explain their work and objectives. Briefly the organisation is using the skills of injured and sick ex-military personnel to provide a range of services for people in need. Client groups for this development programme include the unemployed, disaffected young people and people with health and well being needs. The group the Mayor met were unemployed over 50's who were completing the end of their six week course. The Mayor was interested to see just a small part of the course and the apparent effect on their confidence and camaraderie which he thought was a very worthwhile programme.
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.