Councillor Ian Roberts the Town Mayor 2016/17 will, as his final act as the current Mayor, welcome the new Council into office at the Annual General Meeting on 17th May. Before Installing the new Mayor for 2017/18 he will reflect upon the changes to the council membership following the retirement of long standing members Alex Aldridge and Terry Renshaw, the sad loss of Mrs B. A. Aldridge JP and also the retirement of younger members such as Ms Lorraine Francis and Gf Conway. Neither the reverend Brian Harvey nor Neil Schofield stood for election. G .T. Jones was unsuccessful following the boundary review reduction of membership in Castle Ward.
The Town Mayor will welcome a total of 6 new members to the Council (S. Collings, J Cunningham, N.A. Davies, R. Johnson, S.K. Licence ,S.M.Moore) as well as the 8 returning members leaving three vacancies for the Council to consider co-opting individuals to. The Council will decide at the AGM if it will co-opt and if so will issue a public invitation for expressions of interest in serving the Town.