LUDLOW will have a new Mayor.

Councillor Robin Pote has been elected as Mayor of Ludlow for the coming year and Councillor Vivienne Parry was elected Deputy Mayor.

Both elections were supported by the whole Town Council. He thanked all councillors for his unanimous election, and said he would endeavour to live up to the role, and develop a good relationship with his fellow Councillors and staff.

He paid tribute to his predecessor Councillor Tim Gill, who had served as Mayor for four years. Cllr Pote said he had learned from his example of freely giving his time, and respected his dedicated service to the Town, especially during the past year.

Councillor Parry was delighted by her unanimous election.

It is her second time as as Deputy Mayor of Ludlow, and she said she is looking forward to assisting Councillor Pote during his Mayoral year.

Mayor Making is on Wednesday June 9, and it is hoped that the event will be live streamed because social distancing regulations mean that space is very limited.

At Mayor Making, the Town Council will present Civic Awards to celebrate the work of local volunteers.

“The Town Council were delighted to receive so many excellent nominations, and will be presenting 14 awards for outstanding contributions to the community,’ said councillor Pote.

Mr Gill, served his final two years as Mayor under the shadow of the illness and death last year of his wife Mary.

She suffered from cancer and died in hospital in Hereford after a difficult few months when she was unwell during the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr Gill and his wife suffered from the virus that he believes that his wife may have caught whilst she was having treatment for her cancer in Birmingham.

He supported a number of charities during his term of office including a hedgehog rescue group.