|PRESS RELEASE||Date: 25/05/2021|
|For immediate release –|
New Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn.
Following the meeting of the full council on Monday 24th May 2021 the council elected the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn:
Mayor Cllr. Richard Williams
Deputy mayor Cllr. Joy Jones
Handing over the reigns of Mayor after two years of service Cllr. David Selby explained “it had been an honour to serve my town, I look forward to continuing working for the town and in particular the residents of Trehafren, Vaynor, Llanidloes Road, Pavillion Court and other parts of Newtown Central, who I preresent on the County Council and Town Council.”
Cllr David Selby served as Mayor during some of the most challenging times for residents and business of Newtown; supporting the establishment of the Newtown Network which continues to provide service some 13 months after first being established. Cllr David also explained that “it is with some sadness that I move on today (only that so many of the traditional Mayoral events have missed a year)” – but I know that the Council and the town are now in good hands”.
During his speech Cllr David Selby went on to give thanks to his Deputy Mayor; “Thanks also go to Richard White who has been a thoughtful and supportive Deputy mayor during those two years. Never afraid to share his thoughts, Richard has been a dedicated servant of this town for 17 years”.
Cllr Richard Williams was elected as his successor, and Mayor of Newtown. Cllr Richard Williams was elected to the council in 2017 and is currently the youngest councillor on Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council. During his first Mayors address he thanked the council “for entrusting him with the position of Mayor of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn and looked forward to continuing the efforts to rebuild Newtown as we come out of the Covid-19 pandemic”.
Commenting on the election Ed Humphries Town Clerk of Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council explained that, “Cllr Richard Williams is the youngest Mayor of Newtown & Llanwchaiarn in recent memory. His election sits well with the recent extension of electoral franchise in Wales to 16- and 17-year-olds, and with the council’s appointment at the same meeting of a Youth Representative and buy discount xanax its continuing search for a second one. It sends a strong message about the town council being outward and forward looking, reaching out to people of all ages”.
Mayor Cllr. Richard Williams will be deputised by Cllr. Joy Jones who was elected to the Town Council in 2017. Cllr. Joy Jones has previously been a member of Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council where she served as Mayor from 2009 to 2011.
Cllr Richard Williams speech went on to explain that “As we move out of the Covid-19 pandemic, into a period of regeneration and building back stronger, I know we will make a lasting legacy through our many projects.”; explaining that the council “will continue to work together, as a team, to improve Newtown for our residents, businesses and visitors”.