THE WORSHIPFUL THE MAYOR OF BOSTON
COUNCILLOR BERNARD RUSH
Councillor Bernard Rush, also known as Brian, was appointed Mayor of Boston on Monday 15 May 2017.
The Mayor was born and raised in Omagh, Northern Ireland, however the Boston area has been home for Brian for most of his life. Born into a traditionally large Irish family – the middle child of eight sisters and four brothers – he left school at 15 and worked in the press hall of the Ulster Herald newspaper before joining the RAF aged 18 and being posted to Abingdon in Oxfordshire. Brian then settled and made his home in Boston and in 1980 formed his own company, Boston Signs, which he ran for about 30 years. The Mayor now resides in Kirton Holme, where he has lived for the past 25 years.
Cllr Bernard Rush is Boston’s 483rd Mayor. He previously served as an elected member from 2007 – 2013 representing Frampton and Holme Ward and was re-elected in 2015 to represent Staniland Ward.
Cllr Rush is a member of the Planning Committee and the Boston Town Area Committee, Licensing Sub-Committee and Licensing Regulatory and Appeals Committee.
The Mayor’s wife, Mrs Jayne Rush, will be the Mayoress.
The Mayor has appointed Cllr Barrie Pierpoint as his Deputy Mayor. Cllr Pierpoint was elected in 2015 representing the Old Leake and Wrangle Ward of the Borough. Mrs June Petherick is the Deputy Mayoress.
The Mayor’s nominated charities for the year are Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) and The Respite Association, a national charity with its headquarters at Bicker which provides support and respite breaks for those caring for someone with a disability or long-term or terminal illness.