Mayor's Blog June 2023
I am Carole Webb a retired family solicitor; I had the honour of being elected as chair of
Tidworth Town Council and became the town’s Mayor on the 2nd May 2023.
I moved from Kent to provide support for my daughter and her family who live in Ludgershall. It has been a delight to form a closer bond with my granddaughter although she does tend to regularly tell me off.
Until May I chaired the Council’s Engagements Committee and have been fully involved in all the successful events put on for the benefit of the community during that time.
The new skate park has been built ahead of schedule on the ‘Esso Field’ and I am very grateful to the Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Rupert Whitelegge for his support with this project. We are hopeful that the site will pass inspection and be ready for use imminently, but the formal opening will be on the 22nd July. The Jam Event which we have planned for the opening will involve entertainment, demonstrations and competitions from noon until 4pm.
The Civic Centre and Police Hub are rapidly taking shape and we are hopeful they will be completed by the beginning of November…weather and unforeseen problems permitting of course. The Civic Centre will become a hub for the community. The Council will have their offices in the centre which will also have a café with patio area, and rooms for groups to hold meetings, classes and events. We hope that both civilian and military families will come together to enjoy and support their brand-new Civic Centre and I look forward to witnessing it being used to its full potential.
I am conscious that Tidworth (with Perham Down, Bulford and Netheravon) form the UK’s largest Garrison and it will be the theme of my tenure as Mayor to develop and strengthen the ties between residents, the military, and their families.