Having held the post of Deputy Mayor of Trowbridge for the previous twelve months, Councillor David Cavill was elected as Mayor for the year 2019-2020 at a meeting of the Town Council in the Civic on Tuesday May 21st. Leader of the Town Council, Councillor Peter Fuller was elected as Deputy Mayor for the current year.

At the meeting, Mayor Cavill thanked the outgoing Mayor, Councillor Dennis Drewett, for his efforts during the Mayoral year and also expressed his gratitude to those other councillors present for having elected him.

About David Cavill . . .

Throughout his life, David has spent time as a cabinetmaker, hod carrier, shopfitter, hospital ward orderly and mortuary attendant, eventually becoming a teacher, and for many years was head of departments in a number of large comprehensive schools. He became involved with the world of animal care in the 1970s, launched the Animal Care College in 1980 and with his wife, Angela, was headhunted by the world-famous Battersea Dogs Home in 1988 to both become senior managers, responsible for operations and staff training. He gradually became involved in publishing and writing (he has had several books published) and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2007. David was elected in 2017 as a Town Councillor for Paxcroft Ward, and served as Deputy Mayor of Trowbridge for the mayoral year 2018-2019. 

Photograph used by kind permission of Trevor Porter