The Right Worshipful 642nd Mayor of Hereford for the Year 2023 – 2024
Cllr Jacqui Carwardine
“I was born in Birmingham and moved to Hereford in 1962, and lived at Newton Farm, with my parents Jack and Joyce, and my brother Peter. I attended Hunderton School and went on to Redhill Secondary School. I had a passion for horses and swimming and did both as often as I could. I left school in 1969 and went to work at Smart & Brown, in the computer room.
In 1981 I joined the Army, serving for 10 years. I had my oldest daughter Katie in 1986, and then moved to Cumbria in 1990, where I had my second daughter, Emily, in 1991. We moved back to Hereford in 1997.
I became a city councillor in 2003 for Newton Farm. In 2018, I retired from Wye Bridge Motors after 18 years, and I now write plays for the theatre, work with the RSPCA, and am a governor at the Hereford Academy.
It is an honour to be the 642nd Mayor of Hereford, and I am the sixth mayor with the name Carwardine. My Mayoral charities are The RSPCA and Encore Enterprises, both very worthwhile charities.”