The Mayor of Ribble Valley for 2018/19 is Stuart Carefoot, one of Ribble Valley Borough Council's councillors.
The former Longridge building contractor behind the refurbishment of Madame Tussauds in Blackpool is the new mayor of Ribble Valley.
Stuart attended Thornley Primary School and Longridge High School, before gaining A’ levels in pure and applied maths and physics at Preston College.
He joined family haulage and building firm Carefoots as a foreman on small works, before working his way up the company and eventually recently retiring as contracts manager and director.
The Mayor's Duties
One of the mayor's main duties is to chair the meetings of the full council. The mayor also attends lots of functions in the borough and across Lancashire, including church services, annual dinners, official openings of offices or new buildings, theatre productions, carol concerts, school prize-giving ceremonies, coffee mornings, garden parties, 100th birthday visits, band concerts and photocalls.
The Deputy Mayor of Ribble Valley is Councillor Stella Brunskill.
The Mayor of Clitheroe is Councillor Pam Dowson.
The Mayor of Longridge is Paul Byrne.