Councillor Lisa Farrell elected as Marlborough's Town Mayor for 2018/2019Councillors at Monday's meeting (January 22) of Marlborough Town Council unanimously elected Councillor Lisa Farrell as Town Mayor for the coming year - 2018 to 2019.
Councillor Farrell is currently Deputy Mayor and has continued to champion issues concerning the young people of the town - and, with others, continued running a youth group when Wiltshire Council cut its youth services.
She was also instrumental in bringing the closed Youth Centre back to life as the Marlborough Community and Youth Centre.
In response Councillor Farrell thanked the Town Clerk, Shelley Parker, and her team: "Without Shelley I wouldn't have been able to grow as I have." She thanked the 'older' councillors for their support and said how pleased she was to see 'all these lovely new ones'.
The current Town Mayor, Councillor Mervyn Hall, was elected - also unanimously - as Deputy Mayor for next year. Councillor Hall said he hoped to see the newer and younger councillors chairing committees: "I'll do it once more."
So it's a case of the same tried and tested team - just changing places.
The Mayor Making ceremony will take place on May 14.