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New Watton mayor faces busy year

PUBLISHED: 10:28 03 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:19 08 July 2010

The new mayor of Watton has taken up her chains of office saying she is looking forward to a busy and active year.

Margaret Holmes was elected as mayor and chairman of the town council at its monthly meeting on Tuesday.

The new mayor of Watton has taken up her chains of office saying she is looking forward to a busy and active year.

Margaret Holmes was elected as mayor and chairman of the town council at its monthly meeting on Tuesday.

At the same meeting Roy Ivory was elected as vice chairman.

Ms Holms said: “I am honoured to become the mayor and chairman of this council.

“I would like to thank Paul McCarthy for representing this town so wonderfully well in his year of office and I would like to thank Lorraine McCarthy for supporting him magnificently as his mayoress.”

The mayor's chosen causes for the coming year will be the Wayland Hall Luncheon Club and the Thursday club for people with disabilities.

Ms Holmes moved to Watton in 1995 with her husband and until she retired worked as an officer for the Transport and General Workers Union.

She got her time in office off striking start on Tuesday evening by proposing that the Blues and Royals be given the honorary freedom of the town.

The motion was passed unanimously and the regiment is expected to parade through the town later in the year.

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