Frodsham’s new mayor and deputy mayor were invested at a meeting of the town council on Tuesday.
Cllr Allen Wales, who has sat on Frodsham Town Council since 2011, said it was ‘an honour’ to take over as mayor and revealed his plans for what's ‘promising to be a busy year’ in office.
The supermarket manager said: “It’s not something I was expecting when I joined the council.
“It is an ambassadorial role so it’s my chance to tell people about Frodsham.”
Cllr Wales, who is also a member of the town council’s First World War commemoration group, said he wants to get the two junior mayors more involved in civic events and intends to run a Movember event to raise awareness of men’s health issues.
He has chosen Frodsham Youth Association as his fundraising cause for the year, because he is ‘very keen to invest in our youth because it lowers anti-social behaviour’.
A ‘very proud’ Cllr Fran Sutton will assist Cllr Wales as deputy mayor.
Chairman Mark Warren said he was ‘delighted’ for both Cllr Wales and Cllr Sutton.
“It fits very well with the huge amount of work Allen has put into the First World War commemoration memorial group,” he added.
Outgoing mayor Sara Wakefield presented a cheque during the evening to Frodsham Community Centre for £1,700, which she raised over the year by holding a mayor’s ball and running the Cheshire 10k.
“It has been a privilege and an honour to have been the Mayor of Frodsham this year,” Cllr Wakefield said.
“One of the best things about being the mayor is that you get to see so much of what goes on in Frodsham that you wouldn't normally see. We have so many amazing volunteers here in Frodsham.
“I hope over the last year I have been able to promote Frodsham, in particular on social media, and supported our local independent shops.”