The Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland
Independent Councillor, Billy Wells, was elected the position of Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland at the Council AGM in May 2019.
The 68 year old Independent Councillor for the Newcomen Ward will be supported by his daughter, Toni, who will act as his Mayoress.
Councillor Wells was born in Warrenby, Redcar, in February 1951. His real name is Edward James Wells - but was nicknamed Billy as a child.
He attended West Dyke Junior
School and James Mackinlay Secondary Modern in the town and after leaving
school in 1966 he worked as a telegram boy for the Post Office. In 1968 he joined the Army, spending 10 years
in the Royal Engineers. On returning to
Redcar he worked at BSC as a mobile tool operator and in the Redcar Coke ovens,
before returning to work at Royal Mail in 1981 in sorting offices throughout
After being trained as a shoe
repairer by his brother Bryan, he opened a shop in Redcar in 1992 and then
opened a Cobblers in Marske in 1994 and worked there until retirement in 2016.
Cllr Wells is a widower, his wife
of 46 years Davina passed away in 2016.
He has three children Bryan, Nicola and Toni, three grand-children,
Lauren, Lewis and Olivia and one great grandson Jack and a great granddaughter on
Cllr Wells is the founder member
of Dormanstown Junior Football Club and a Trustee of Newcomen Community
His chosen charities for his year
in office are Zoe’s Place Children’s Hospice, based in Normanby and EVA Women’s
Aid, based in Redcar. He decided to
support these two charities “because they are both fantastic charities who do
so much for the local community, in these difficult times they are in great
need of help and financial support and hopefully I can raise as much money as
possible for both the charities”.
The Deputy Mayor is the Lib Dem
Councillor for the Ormesby Ward, Councillor Carole Morgan, with her son Matthew
acting as Consort.
If you would like to book the Mayor for an engagement or have any queries regarding the Mayor please contact:
The Mayor's Office
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Leisure and Community Heart
Redcar TS10 1TD
Tel: 01642 444501