Dunstable’s deputy mayor for the past 12 months has stepped up to become the town’s first citizen for 2014-15.
Councillor Terry Stock was inaugurated as town mayor in a ceremony at All Saints Academy, Dunstable. He has been a member of Dunstable Town Council since May 2000 and represents Icknield Ward.
Born in Stopsley, Councillor Stock was educated at Luton Grammar School and after leaving school he joined the Central Electricity Generating Board as a mechanical engineering apprentice.
He gained a BSc (mechanical engineering) at Hatfield Polytechnic and has been associated with engineering all his working life.
He is married to Anne and they have a daughter. Sandy, and two grandchildren. Councillor Stock also has a brother, Tony, who now lives in Australia.
The mayor, who takes over from Councillor John Chatterley, has chosen three charities he will be raising money for during his year in office.
They are Dunstable Scouts & Guides, Dunstable & District Disabled Sports and Help For Heroes, with this year being the centenary of the start of the First World War.
One of the new mayor’s first engagements was attending the Dunstable Beer & Cider Festival in Grove House Gardens at the weekend (see page 6).
His charity welcome dinner is at the Curry Garden, Katherine Drive, on June 23, followed by a charity coffee morning in the Council Chamber, Grove House, High Street North, on July 5.
He is due to attend the production Lest We Forget at The Little Theatre, High Street South, on July 14.