The new Mayor of Nantwich Cllr Arthur Moran has officially taken over the chains of office for 2019-20.
Councillor Moran was formerly elected as the new Mayor of Nantwich to take over from Councillor David Marren at a Mayor Making Ceremony on Friday evening (May 10th).
The event held at Nantwich Civic Hall, saw family, friends, former Councillors and colleagues packed the Main Hall to watch the ceremony to see Councillor Moran sworn in.
Councillor Arthur Moran has a busy year ahead, but it’s a life he is accustomed to. He was elected as Deputy Mayor for Nantwich Town Council last year, which was just a day after stepping down as Mayor of Cheshire East.
Long public-serving Councillor Moran will be aided by his friend and fellow Councillor, Carole Thomas as consort during his year as Mayor.
He said: “I’m honoured to be elected as Mayor, for the second time since being a member of Nantwich Town Council and I am very much looking forward to supporting the community throughout the year.”
The Mayor’s three chosen charities for the year 2018-19 are St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Leighton Hospital Prostate Support Group and the Royal British Legion.
Stepping down from his role of Mayor, Councillor David Marren commented “I am deeply honoured to have had the opportunity to be Mayor and I’ve had my eyes opened.”
“I have met so many positive, good hearted people who make this town what it is today, and I will be sad to finish this role. I would like to thank all those who have supported me throughout the year including my wife and consort Belinda, my family and colleagues”
Councillor Marren over the past few weeks has handed out cheques to his good causes (Nantwich First Responders, Nantwich Fire Cadets and Hope house) totalling over £5000.
This ceremony was also an opportunity for Councillor Marren to thank former Councillors John Lewis, Diana Hall, Douglas Bowyer Bates and Gordon Bartram presenting each with a certificate, and for Councillor Moran to formerly welcome new Councillors, David Greaves, John Statham, Carole Thomas and Stephanie Wedgwood.