Mayor’s col­umn

Rossendale Free Press - - Your Views -

IT was a great hon­our and priv­i­lege to be voted as Mayor of Rossendale for the municipal year 2018-19 by my fel­low coun­cil­lors. Thank you.

My big­gest thank you goes to the res­i­dents of Wors­ley ward who have put their trust in me for the next four years. I prom­ise to rep­re­sent all Rossendale res­i­dents with pride and dig­nity.

I was elected as a coun­cil­lor to rep­re­sent Wors­ley ward for the first time eight years ago and although I am look­ing for­ward to a very busy year vis­it­ing many events in­clud­ing schools and many other or­gan­i­sa­tions in the Valley, I will still be avail­able to carry out my daily du­ties and prom­ises as a lo­cal coun­cil­lor. Please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact me.

It was a very emo­tional and mem­o­rable evening at mayor-mak­ing as five gen­er­a­tions of my fam­ily were there to sup­port me, the el­dest being in her 80s, the youngest just eight. My first venue I at­tended was World Ori­en­teer­ing Day at Marl Pits. What a de­light it was to see chil­dren en­joy­ing them­selves learn­ing new skills.

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