New Weston mayor accepts chains of office

PUBLISHED: 15:00 16 June 2018

Michael and Margaret Lyall, the new mayor and mayoress. Picture: Simon Parry

Michael and Margaret Lyall, the new mayor and mayoress. Picture: Simon Parry

Simon Parry

Weston-super-Mare’s new mayor has been presented with the chains of office.

Weston Town Council elected councillor Michael Lyall to be the mayor for this year.

His wife, Margaret, will be the mayoress alongside him throughout 2018 and half of 2019.

They were handed their chains at a ceremony in the Town Hall, where Cllr Lyall thanked councillors for their support and confidence in electing him as mayor.

He presented the retiring mayor and mayoress, Cllrs Jos Holder and Roz Willis, with jewels given to outgoing dignitaries.

A celebratory dinner, attended by 120 guests, was held at the Winter Gardens and Cllr Lyall spoke of his wish to improve the quality of children’s lives during his year in office.

His chosen charity to support for the year will be Weston Foodbank.

The deputy mayor and mayoress will be Cllr Martin Williams and Brenda Charles.

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