THE new mayor for Towyn and Kinmel Bay has been been sworn in.

Cllr Kay Redhead, 41, has lived in Kinmel Bay for 10 years and for the past four years, has served as town councillor.

Cllr Redhead is married to David and has five sons that attend schools in the area.

The school governor at Emrys Ap Iwan and Maes Owen works as a support worker for adults with learning disabilities. She is also a trained teaching assistant.

Cllr Redhead said: "Firstly, I would like to say how honoured I am to be elected mayor for Towyn and Kinmel Bay Town Council for the year 2021-22.


Rhyl Journal: Cllr Kay Redhead in her new role as mayorCllr Kay Redhead in her new role as mayor

"I love volunteering in our community, especially with the schools.

"Recently I have been involved with environmental projects, such as helping with ‘Tiny forest,’ Chester Avenue woodland and litter picking, to name a few.

"In my spare time I have recently started jogging and cycling, so do stop me for a chat if you see me out and about."

Cllr Redhead was sworn in earlier this month over a Zoom meeting.

"It was very strange, if I’m honest," she said. 

"It was a shame that I couldn’t chat and interact properly with everybody, as usually we would have a little celebration afterwards.

"However, my husband had been given the mayoral chains without my knowledge, so my husband and children presented me with them once I was sworn in which was a lovely surprise."

Cllr Redhead will be supporting St David's Hospice during her term.

"The hospice is very close to mine and my families’ hearts," she said.

"I will also be offering my support to Home Start Conwy, a voluntary organisation that supports families throughout Conwy.

"This is the first time I have been mayor, and it has come round very quickly. When I was nominated to be deputy mayor last year, it didn’t really sink in that it meant I would be mayor this year but I feel ready for it and I’m keen to get stuck in.

"I really want to make a difference, especially to the families and youth in the community.

"I would like to thank everybody for keeping our community safe over the last 12 months.

"It hasn’t been an easy year, especially for our local independent businesses, but we hope for a better year ahead."

Cllr Geoff Corry is Cllr Redhead's deputy mayor.

"I’m over the moon with this," Cllr Redhead said. 

"He is very supportive and knowledgeable, and has been a great mentor to me since I joined the town council four years ago."