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Weymouth welcomes new mayor

A new Mayor of Weymouth Town Council has been appointed at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council, which was held last week. Councillor Colin Huckle will replace Councillor Graham Winter in the role and Councillor Ann Weaving was elected as both Deputy Mayor and Mayor Elect.

Councillor Huckle informed Members that his chosen charity for the year would be the Veterans Hub in liaison with the David Ellis Trust and that his Chaplain would be Reverend Geoffrey Carey. Weymouth’s new Mayor said:

“It’s an honour to be elected as Mayor of Weymouth Town Council, to serve the residents of Weymouth.

“I would like to thank Councillor Winter for the last two years, which we can all appreciate have been extremely difficult. The Town Council has achieved a lot, even during the pandemic, and I look forward to building on this.

“We hope to hold a picnic for residents in June, where we’ll get the chance to get back out in the community, speak to residents and give people the opportunity to meet both their former and current Mayor.”

Councillor Winter thanked members for their support during his term as Mayor for the last two years. He has served as the town’s Mayor for two years, after councillors voted to re-elect him as Mayor in 2020. He commented:

“I would like to thank our Town Clerk, staff at the council, Councillor Huckle who has been acting Deputy Mayor and all our Councillors, who have been respectful and supportive.

“While it’s not been the mayoral two years I expected, and I haven’t been able to get out in the community as much as I would have liked, it has been a privilege to serve the people of Weymouth.”

Councillor Huckle and Councillor Winter plan to hold a picnic in Sandsfoot Gardens on Sunday 6 June 2021. Further details for the event will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

They also hope to hold a joint Civic Day next year – this is something that Councillor Winter was unable to do in his two years as Mayor.

Councillor Huckle will continue to be Mayor until May 2022, when the next Mayor will be elected.