The Mayor and Mayoress of Taunton Deane invited the Mayor of Minehead Cllr Leslie Smith and his wife Patricia to watch the Taunton Carnival Procession from the Mayoral viewing stand outside the Next store in Taunton. Before the start of the procession The Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Dave and Mrs Renee Durdan hosted an informal reception at the County Stores in Taunton. After viewing the procession, The Mayor of Minehead agreed that there were some fantastic floats. Apart from the creativity of the whole presentation he admired how some drivers managed to convey the larger floats around the street. A very enjoyable evening.
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.