Retiring Weston mayor praises town’s volunteers

Michael and Margaret Lyall. Picture: Simon Parry

Michael and Margaret Lyall. Picture: Simon Parry - Credit: Simon Parry

Weston’s outgoing mayor has thanked the town’s volunteers as he bowed out of politics.

Cllr Michael Lyall did not seek re-election and retires after spending four years on North Somerset Council and a further eight years on Weston Town Council.

Cllr Lyall undertook 210 engagements and visits during his mayoral year and raised £2,276 for his chosen charity, Weston Foodbank.

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He said: "It has been quite a year for us, the Remembrance Sunday service at Grove Park was a particularly stand-out moment.

"I have been mesmerised by how many dedicated volunteers we have in our town helping those less fortunate than themselves.

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"Me and my wife, Margaret, loved our visit to Hildesheim and the return youth trip has secured those relations going forward.

"We hope we have done the job well and I wish success to the new town council.

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"Thank you to my staff at Grove House."

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