A new mayor for Great Dunmow
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DUNMOW Town Council appointed a new mayor at the town’s annual meeting last week.
Phil Milne received unanimous support from the council to take up the post for the first time.
Cllr Milne, who selected Jonathan Cadwallader to be his deputy for the 2013-14 mayoral year, said: “I would like to thank everyone in the town council for their support. It’s a great honour for me to be appointed mayor. I am looking forward to a busy year.”
Cllr Milne’s chosen charity for his year in office is the Dunmow & District Stroke Support Group, of which he is chairman. However, he has also expressed a desire to raise money to buy toys for independent toddler groups.
At a small ceremony held at Dourdan Pavilion, Cllr Milne was given the chain of office by outgoing mayor John Davey.
Looking back over his year at the helm of the council, Cllr Davey said it had been “really quite an eventful year and one I have really enjoyed”.
He added: “It has been particularly busy with the Queen’s Jubilee, the Olympics and the carnival.
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“I’ve even managed to fit in two official visits to France, and met some very interesting people on the way too.
“I would like to give my thanks to Caroline Fuller, the town clerk, Phil, who was my deputy mayor, and to the members here tonight for all of the support.”
Cllr Davey presented his chosen charity, the Amalgamated Trust, with a cheque for £1,645. The charity strives to help people in need who live in Great Dunmow