The Mayor Cllr Jean Parbrook accompanied by her husband Cllr Andrew Parbrook had a busy weekend as they joined other guests at Somerset School's Folk Dance Festival. The programme for the afternoon included a buffet lunch at St Cuthbert's Church at 12.45 pm followed by a procession through Wells from the Church yard to the Cathedral Green. The procession included both guests and school children. From 2.30 to 4.30 pm there was dancing on the Cathedral Green which was very enjoyable. The dances included Blaydon Races, Pat-A-Cake Polka, Farmer's Jig, Buttered Peas, Viginia Reel, Flamborough Sword Dance, Down In the Valley, Lucky Seven, (Schools own dance - optional), Oxo Reel, Bridge of Athlone, The Man who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, I want to be near you and Circassian Circle. After the dancing the Mayor of Wells provided afternoon tea which ended a very enjoyable day.
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.