Mayor celebrates memorable year in office

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Mayor of Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea, Joyce Taylor held her official Civic Service on Sunday after a memorable year in office.

The service was held at St Mary’s Church in Mablethorpe by Rev Peter Liley, followed by refreshments at the Dunes Complex.

Funds were raised on the day to further support the chosen mayoral charities of the year, Lincolnshire Air Ambulance and Disabilitiy Lincs, Mablethorpe.

The final funds raised will be totted up and presented to the two charities at the end of the mayoral year in May. The Mayor expresses some of the highlights of her year in office, how Mablethorpe is on the up and thanks a number of people who have been by her side along the way.

She told the Leader: “I just want to thank my 10-year-old grandson Toby Maddocks and my consort Ann-Marie Gregory for doing the readings on Sunday, they were both brilliant.

“Also thanks to the Dunes Complex for providing the refreshments at short notice.

“Being Mayor this last year has been an honour and a pleasure and I will take away many cherished memories”, Joyce said.

“A couple of higlights of my year include seeing the children from the Chernobyl affected country of Belarus when they visited for their holiday, organised by the Mablethorpe Lions, it’s absolutely brilliant what they do.

“My visit to Burghley House which included a garden party attended by the Queen is something I’ll always remember.”

Joyce added: “I would also like to make a special thank you to town clerk, Steve Fletcher and his assistant, Sue Archibold, they have worked so hard above and beyond the call of duty.

“To the Rev Peter Liley for helping me through some difficult situations and for his good advice.

“Also thank you to all my family and consort, Ann-Marie, all of whom have been extremely supportive. Plus thanks to all councillors and everyone who has contributed to this year’s chosen mayorial charities.

“Mablethorpe is moving forward and upwards and long may it continue through the next elected Mayor of the resort.”