Patrons of Sefton CVS



“As High Sheriff I had the privilege of seeing how important the work of CVS is to the whole community in Sefton, young and old. I look forward to being involved.”

Martin Amlôt was born in the Wirral in 1947.  He was educated at the King’s School Chester and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.  He served with the King’s Regiment and in Army staff appointments in Great Britain, the Caribbean, Germany, Canada, Norway, Hong Kong, the Falklands, Kenya, Ulster and the United States.  He was Second in Command of 1st Battalion the King’s Regiment in the late 1980s and he commanded the Territorial Army Battalion of his Regiment during the post Cold War ‘Options for Change’ reorganisation of the TA.  He was appointed OBE at the end of this tour.

His last regular army posting was as Secretary to the Commanders in Chiefs’ Committee (Germany).  He left the Army in 1994 and became a Civil Servant in the Ministry of Defence, running the home headquarters of the King’s Regiment.  He held this post for 12 years.  In 2006 a new, much larger Regiment was formed, the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.  Remaining in the Civil Service, Martin Amlôt was appointed to run the home headquarters of the new Regiment.

On his appointment as Patron of Sefton CVS, Martin issued the following statement:

“I am very honoured to be asked to engage with Sefton Council for Voluntary Service as a Patron.  During 2012-13 as the High Sheriff of Merseyside I had the privilege of seeing the work of the CVS and learning how important it is to the whole community in Sefton, young and old.  I very much look forward to being involved and I will do whatever I can to help the staff and volunteers of Sefton Council for Voluntary Service in their vital work. “

Click here to read more about Colonel Martin G C Amlôt OBE OStJ DL on Merseyside Lieutenancy website

The Office of the Mayor of Sefton

Mayor Dave RobinsonThe Mayor and Mayoress of Sefton for 2018/19 are Councillor Dave Robinson and his wife, Mrs Wendy Robinson.


The Mayor, Councillor Robinson and his wife Wendy (Mayoress of Sefton) have been married since 1987. They have two sons and one daughter and have two grandchildren.

Public Life 

The Mayor, Councillor Robinson was a Fireman within the Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service from 1978 to 2010, he has been a Councillor for Derby Ward since May 2011, and he is also a Church Warden at Christ Church in Bootle.

The Mayoress currently works as a Care Worker and has been for the past 5 years.

Hobbies & Interests

The Mayor’s interests include studying local history, travelling, reading and they both enjoy looking after their two grandchildren. 

Councillor Robinson began his second term as Mayor of Sefton on May 17, 2018.