Worthing Borough Council holds the Annual Mayor Making today (Friday June 13th) at 12.00 noon – the formal ending on one Mayoralty and the beginning of another.
Bob Smytherman ends his very successful Mayoral year and Vic Walker will be installed as Mayor for the coming year. Michael Donin is the new Deputy Mayor and will take on the role of Mayor for the 2015-16 year.
Known as #coolmayor Bob had a record year raising £20,000 for his chosen charities – Guild Care, Alzheimer’s Society and Mind. Also stepping down is Mayoress Norah Fisher and her help dog Mayor Cadet Herbie. Vic Walker will be accompanied by his wife Rosemary as Mayoress.
Leader of the Council Paul Yallop retains his position as does Deputy Leader Bryan Turner. The Liberal Democrats have a new Leader in Keith Sunderland and a new Deputy Leader Victoria Taylor.
Pictured: New Mayor Vic Walker at a Deputy Mayoral event. Photograph courtesy of John Young Photography.