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Jun 16

Mayor’s Tour of Glastonbury Festival

On Tuesday, 14th June, Glastonbury’s Mayor, Green Councillor Jon Cousins, visited Worthy Farm as the VIP guest of Michael Eavis in the annual ‘Mayor’s Tour’ of the Glastonbury Festival site.

Joining Jon on the tour were the Mayoress Lucia Forge and Deputy Mayor, Green Councillor Emma George.

Michael personally chauffeured the Mayor’s party around the festival in his Land Rover – stopping at various locations, including the world famous Pyramid Stage. Following the tour Michael treated his guests to lunch at ‘Goose Hall’.

Glastonbury Mayor Jon Cousins and Mayoress Lucia Forge, with Deputy Mayor Emma George (left) and Michael Eavis – at Worthy Farm, following their tour of the Glastonbury Festival site [photograph by Jason Bryant].

Talking about the visit later that day, Jon Cousins told GSGP’s Paul Lund: “It was absolutely wonderful to take the tour with Michael – what a privilege to see the site in the latter stages of preparation before the big event; to take a walk on the Pyramid Stage was a real highlight. It’s incredible how much hard work and dedication goes on behind the scenes by Michael and his amazing crew; it is huge, exciting, and marvellous – in the truest sense of the word – and that’s before the ticket holders arrive! No wonder Glastonbury is the most important and prestigious festival of the year. As Mayor, I know that Glastonbury is rightfully proud that our festival is the best in the world.”

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May 16

Glastonbury elects second Green Mayor!

On Tuesday 10th May 2016, following the successful Mayoralty of Cllr Denise Michell, Cllr Jon Cousins became the second Glastonbury Green Councillor to be elected as Mayor of Glastonbury!

Cllr Cousins was unanimously voted into office by the full Town Council, and said afterwards: “Being elected the 317th Mayor of Glastonbury is something I truly never expected to happen...  It is a huge honour to have this opportunity to serve Glastonbury, and – therefore – it seemed appropriate to have three words added to the ‘Declaration of Acceptance of Office’ before I would agree to say/sign it...  They are: ‘and serve Glastonbury’ – I don’t expect any future Mayors will remove them!

Glastonbury's 317th Mayor, Green Councillor Jon Cousins with: (left to right) Macebearer Gary Day, Town Clerk Jane Czornij, Mayoress Lucia Forge, the Mayor, Macebearer Gary Knight, Town Crier David Greenway.

Glastonbury's 317th Mayor, Green Councillor Jon Cousins with: (left to right) Macebearer Gary Day, Town Clerk Jane Czornij, Mayoress Lucia Forge, the Mayor, Macebearer Gary Knight, Town Crier David Greenway.

The new Green Mayor was inaugurated on Sunday 22nd May during the Mayor’s Sunday Civic Service at Glastonbury’s St. John the Baptist Church.

Press coverage:

New Mayor of Glastonbury hopes to make the town proud

New Mayor of Glastonbury officially welcomed into role