Mayor of Llandudno,
Cllr Miss Carol Marubbi
The new Mayor of Llandudno, Cllr Carol Marubbi was officially sworn in on Friday 20th May 2016. The ceremony was held at the Assembly Room, Llandudno Town Hall, and witnessed by over 100 guests. Cllr Marubbi paid tribute to the outgoing Mayor, Cllr Frank Bradfield and thanked him for all his hard work on behalf of the Council during his Mayoral year.
The retiring Mayor, Cllr Frank Bradfield offered the new Mayor his support and wished her a successful and happy year in office. Mrs Alice Banholzer was also installed as the Mayoress.
The Mayor has a busy diary of engagements which range from Civic occasions in Llandudno and neighbouring towns, to opening shops and other businesses, presenting awards at social and sporting functions, and attending events organised by voluntary and community groups.
If you would like to invite the Mayor to attend an event that you are organising, please contact the Mayor’s Secretary on 01492 879130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol was born in Bangor and has lived all her life in Llandudno. She went to Lloyd Street School when she was 5 years old until she was 11 and then onto Ysgol John Bright until she was 16. She then studied Social Care, Pschology, English, Biology and First Aid part-time at Llandrillo College.
Between the ages of 16 and 18 Carol worked at Turners Shoe Shop before starting working with Social Services as a home help. Within 6 months they sent her to college in Bangor to Study Social Care. She did so well that she continued for another 2 years and achieved a Certificate in Social Services, CSS (equivalent to C.Q.S.W.). Carol worked for several departments whilst with Social Services before leaving after 15 years to go into nursing, specialising in E.M.I. (Elderly Mentally Ill Patients) and working with patients with Dementia and Alzheimers, which she did for 6 years.
Carol was in her first year of studying for her R.M.N Certificate when sadly both her parents became very poorly and her life changed. She looked after them both whilst working at the Bodnant EMI Unit. After 7 years she was offered a position as a Medical Examination Assistant with the D.S.S, travelling throughout North Wales. She was promoted to Area Officer a position she held until privatisation on 2006.
In 2006, Carol went into Child Care, working with children aged 11 to 18 years with challenging behaviour as a Residential Social Worker. Within 6 months she was promoted to team leader and within 12 months was manager of a multi-bedded unit housing 6 young people and staff. She worked throughout the country from the South end of London to Cardiff and Scotland, undertaking everything including reviews, supervisions, appraisals and care plans as well as Quality Assurance Inspections.
In 1999, Carol joined the Community Health Council, elected by the Welsh Assembly Government, a role she held for 10 years on a voluntary basis. During that time she carried out inspections of all NHS premises and took lead in a Clinical Audit of Ysbty Glan Clwyd, Llandudno Hospital and the Medium Secure unit at Llanfairfechan. She was Vice-Chairman for Conwy West for 6 years and really enjoyed working with all the professionals.
Sadly in 2010, Carol had an accident at work, which left her with several broken discs in her spine, sciatic nerve damage and her left knee was smashed in the fall, all of which left her struggling to walk. Her disabilities did not stop her helping in the community though. She helped start the Llandudno Hospital Action Group, working very hard to save the hospital, raising money for a Judicial Review and travelling to Cardiff to meet with Ministers. Through the campaign ring fenced funding of 48.9 million was secured for the hospital, something she is very proud of. She arranged and participated in several protest marches with the Action Group. She is still an active member of the group supporting her community.
In 2012, Carol helped to gain £100,000 of funding from WREN, £68,000 of which went to improve the local play area and £32,000 was used for outside gym equipment at Ty Hapus.
In 2012, Carol became an Independent Town Councillor for the Tudno ward. She is very proud of working with her fellow Councillors on several committees, Miss Alice, Finance, Plans, Community Services, Town Centre Improvements, and Christmas Parade to name a few.
In 2008, she became a Director of the Trinity Centre and Acting Treasurer and Vice chairman for 2 years, a position from which she has just stepped down. She has helped to turn the Centre in a very lively, healthy, happy place. People come along 3 times a week for lunch and to have a chat. There is also Tai Chi and Bocca and various events.
Carol loves working with people, and enjoys missing with everybody, both young and old. She loves helping and running activities and events. She loves life.
|Mayor and Mayoress Cllr Miss Carol Marubbi and Miss Alice Banholzer|