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Civic event marks the establishment of the town council

On 1st March 2016, Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Raymond Hassall, held a civic reception at the Council House to acknowledge the establishment of the Town of Sutton Coldfield and the Sutton Coldfield Interim Town Council. As part of the ceremony, the Lord Mayor presented the Sutton Coldfield civic regalia to the new town council.

Birmingham City council had released the mayoral chains, robes and mace in recognition of its historic significance now Sutton Coldfield Town Council will be the most local tier of government in the city. The regalia had been maintained by Birmingham’s museum service since the transfer of the former Borough of Sutton Coldfield to Birmingham City in 1974.

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt. Hon Greg Clark MP, showed his support for the creation of a Sutton Coldfield Town Council in a statement read out by leader of Birmingham City Council, Councillor John Clancy.

Mr Clark said “I would like to congratulate Sutton Coldfield on its new town council, created thanks to the overwhelming support of local people. As we oversee the biggest transfer of powers from Whitehall to town halls in a generation, I wish Sutton Coldfield Town Council and new town councillors in Sutton Coldfield success.”

You can read more about the handover of the Sutton Coldfield civic regalia and see pictures of the historic day.