IT WAS nearly all change in Towcester last week as the outgoing mayor handed over the chains of office to someone who is now serving as the town’s figure head for the fourth time.
On Monday, May 14, outgoing mayor Martin Johns watched as David Linney was voted in as mayor by his fellow members.
Reviewing his year Mr Johns said he and his partner Christine Burberry had had a fantastic year in which £1,120 was raised for the mayor’s charities; The Vision Youth Cafe and the Cynthia Spencer Hospice. He also recalled the many ceremonial appearances, and added: “We have both had a fantastic year, everyone has been so welcoming to us, especially individuals and organisations who have asked us to join them in their events during the year.”
Mr Johns said in the face of negative publicity he had been heartened by the number of young people playing their part in the community and volunteering and added: “To see that is really heart warming. The future of our community is in safe hands.”
Mr Johns also thanked Town Clerk Diane Isaacs and assistant Liz Cox for their continuing hardwork.