Town Mayor Civic Year 2021- 2022

It was agreed at the Annual Council meeting on 17th May 2021 that Councillor Paul Moore would be Chairman of the Council of the Civic Year 2021-2022. Councillor Wendy Moore was announced as The Mayoress. 

At the Council meeting held on 14th June Councillor Roger Binks was appointed Vice-Chairman and Councillor Rosalind Binks was later announced as The Deputy Consort. 

Councillor Paul Moore was first elected as the Town Mayor for Broadstairs & St. Peter’s at the Statutory Annual Council Meeting and Mayor Making Ceremony at the Pavilion on Monday 14th May 2018.

After leaving St Lawrence College joined the Queen's Regiment Territorial Army that was based at Westwood, where he demonstrated and showed the potential to become an officer and progressed steadily until gaining a commission.
After leaving the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he continued to serve with the 5th Battalion and completed numerous courses to eventually be put in post and appointed as the regimental signals officer for the battalion . He applied for a short service vocational commission with the Regular Army and served as a platoon commander in B Company the 3rd Battalion Queens Regt Serving in Cyprus and the Falklands.

He left the Army in 1991 and in 1993 joined the Kent Fire and Rescue Service, where he still works today, serving our community in an operational management role. He is a qualified Building Surveyor, has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and is a Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers.

In May 2015, Cllr Moore was elected as a Broadstairs and St Peter's Town Councillor, representing the St Peter's Ward, and currently sits on numerous committees including Finance and General Purposes, Planning, Neighbourhood Plan, Leisure and Tourism, Audit and the Town Forum.


For further information on the post of the Mayoralty, to invite the Mayor to an event, for information on fundraising events or to contact the Mayor, please telephone The Mayor's Secretary at Broadstairs & St. Peter's Town Council on 01843 868718 or send an email to:


The Mayors Chaplain this year is The Reverend Jan Durrans

Rev. Jan was appointed Priest in Charge of St Peter in Thanet in August 2016 having spent five years as Assistant Curate at St Nicholas Church Chislehurst.
Before being ordained Deacon (2011) and Priest (2012) in the Diocese of Rochester I had several careers: with Lloyds Bank, as classroom assistant in a local church school, as parish administrator and as Admin Assistant to the Bishop of Tonbridge.
Church has always been an important part of her life , she was confirmed aged 14 at St Nicholas Church in Newbury Berkshire, where she later got married.


Mayors Chaplain Rev Jan Durrans
“I am looking forward to spending the next year as Mayor’s Chaplain and supporting Councillor Paul Moore in his time of office.”

Town Mayor Paul Moore

Civic Year 2021-2022

On 12th February 2022 the Mayor and Mayoress visited the RAF Manston museum for the 80th Channel Dash. 

The Mayor, Councillor Paul Moore said: 
"80 years ago today On the 12th of February 1942 six Fairey Swordfish of 825 Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm took off from RAF Manston to attack the German Battleships Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen. These Battleships were protected by 60 other vessels and over 250 Axis Aircraft. Despite this The Airmen pressed home their attack in a suicide mission. All aircraft where shot down with the loss of 13 men of the Fleet Air Arm, only five survived with one being uninjured.
All members of 825 Squadron were honoured after the "Channel Dash". Lt Cdr Esmonde was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, gallantry awards were given to those who survived and a Mention in Despatches was given to those who died, the highest award possible as no gallantry award other than the Victoria Cross could be given posthumously.
Lest we forget" 

Civic Year 2020-2021

Cllr Paul Moore was re-elected as Mayor of Broadstairs &St. Peter's for the 2020-2021 Civic Year at the Annual Council Meeting held virtually on 27th May. His Wife Cllr Wendy Moore was invested as his Mayoress. Cllr Roy Dexter was elected as Deputy Mayor with Cllr Brenda Rogers a his Deputy Mayoress. 


The Mayor & Mayoress of Broadstairs outside Pierremont Hall - Photo taken by James Soules Photography

Due to the Covid restrictions of 2020, The Mayor & Mayoress were not able to attend as many events and they had hoped, they did however continue to donate to local groups and organisations. 

List of donations made by the Mayor & Mayoress in 2020-2021:

QEQM Covid ward £1500
CT10 Charities £1000
The Town Team £400
The Zone youth Club £1000
St. Peter’s Village tour £400
Thanet food link £400
Army Cadets £400
Sea Cadets £400
Scouts £400
Cubs £400
Brownies/ guides £400
Demelza Sponsored cycle £400

On 2nd May 2021 the Mayor & Mayoress had the privilege of meeting Vernon, Matthew and volunteer Joe on to wave them off on their last bike ride across the Viking Trail.

Vernon and Matthew cycled the Viking Trail until they reached the goal of 120 miles, raising £1386 for children’s overnight stays at Demelza hospices.

Truly an incredible family and cause!