PERSHORE’s new mayor has expressed his delight after taking the prestigious gold chain for the first time.
Coun Tony Rowley was officially elected the mayor for the town when Pershore Town Council held its annual meeting on Thursday (May 8).
Coun Rowley became the first Pensham resident to take the prestigious role for the town of Pershore after he replaced Coun Charles Tucker who held the honour for the past two years.
Coun Gaynor Amphlett has been elected as the town’s new deputy mayor.
Speaking to the Observer, Coun Rowley said: “It is quite a privilege and a great honour to be the mayor for Pershore. I’m very proud to have been voted by my fellow members of the town council.
“And I’m particularly proud to be the first resident from Pensham to be elected as the mayor of Pershore.
“After serving as deputy mayor this is the natural step forward for me and I’m looking forward to the year ahead. It is going to be an interesting time with many challenges ahead and it will be a hard act to follow the past mayors of Pershore.”
The new mayor’s chosen charities are the Stroke Association and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Outgoing mayor Charles Tucker said the town was in good hands with Coun Rowley at the helm for the coming twelve months.
“Pershore is in safe hands with Tony as Mayor,” he said.
“Tony knows the business of local government very well and is a confident man. He will do extremely well as mayor of the town.”