New mayor appointed for Salisbury

By Nick Batten on 28 May, 2021

Salisbury City Council has announced the election of Councillor Mrs. Caroline Corbin as the 760th The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Salisbury.

The event took place at Full Council in the Guildhall on Monday 17th May 2021, during which councillors witnessed the handover of the Mayoral Chain from the retiring Mayor, John Walsh to Caroline Corbin. 

Caroline said, “I was born and raised in Salisbury and have experienced lots of changes over the years. I was educated through state school system with a disability and in the ’70s this was no mean feat! It’s where I learnt to be resilient. 

“As an adult, I have been blessed with family and friends who have supported me throughout my life. When I became a Councillor in 2013 I did so with great pride and aspiration to do the best for the Community of Bemerton and expand that into Salisbury as a whole. 

“My aspirations for the City as we embrace 2021 and beyond is to practice kindness, acceptance, and understanding, building a strong community, we have heard a lot recently about adverse Mental Health issues, Covid has added to these pressures, the fallout from which will take years to calculate. I am keen to see more Mental Health training offered so we can support our own well-being as well as for others. Society needs to be kinder.

“I would like to see more new businesses which will encourage our young residents to stay and grow our economy. Salisbury is a beautiful place with a wide diverse population we need a greater reflection of that in the amenities we offer”

The Mayor has not formally committed to any Mayoral charity this year, however, she will be fundraising for Mental Health and LGBT causes throughout her Mayoral year, as well as seeking to support the Secret Spitfire fund and the many other good causes which benefit the residents of Salisbury.

The Deputy Mayor for 2021 – 2022 is Cllr Tom Corbin. Tom will also act as the Mayor’s Consort.

Pictured above: Caroline Corbin, the newly appointed Mayor of Salisbury