The Council was created in 2009 as Neston Parish Council. At its first meeting in June of that year, it voted to change its name (but not its powers, which it couldn’t do) to Neston Town Council with the approval of the Principal Authority, Cheshire West and Chester Council.
The law allows whoever is elected as Chairman of a Town Council to use the title “Town Mayor”. The first Chairman of the Council, Moira Andrews, chose not to adopt the title, but subsequent chairmen have done so.
When I was elected as Chairman in May 2015 my own preference was not to use the title, but colleagues believed that having a Mayor somehow gave the town a greater status within Cheshire West. So I continued with what has become a tradition and decided to use the title.