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

June BurnsThe Mayor of Sefton for 2019/20 is Councillor June Burns and her consort is Mr Paul O’Brien.


The Mayor, Councillor Burns has three children and has worked as a trained counsellor, specialising in child bereavement, helping many families across Merseyside through her work.

Public Life 

The Mayor Cllr Burns has served as a Sefton Councillor for five years, representing the Park Ward. She has also been a Maghull Town Councillor and Mayor of Maghull for two terms in 2016/17.

Hobbies & Interests

In her spare time the Mayor Cllr Burns enjoys tending to her garden, reading a thrilling novel and travelling.