New mayor takes over

PUBLISHED: 09:26 18 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:26 18 June 2010

New Royston town mayor cllr Martin Beaver recieves the chains of office from former mayor cllr Rod Kennedy.

New Royston town mayor cllr Martin Beaver recieves the chains of office from former mayor cllr Rod Kennedy.

Daniel Wilson

ROYSTON’S new mayor is Martin Beaver.

Cllr Beaver, who was re-elected to the council last month after standing down in 2003, takes over from Rod Kennedy.

He was voted in by his fellow councillors at the town council’s annual meeting, held on Monday.

The new mayor, 48, who works at Royston Tesco, said of his appointment: “I’m very humbled, it’s an honour to be mayor of this great town, and I am relishing the opportunity to do my bit and help as many people and charities as I can.”

He has selected the Bobby Moore cancer foundation and the Royston branch of the Royal British Legion as his chosen charities, and will also continue to support the Royston Community Chest.

The new incumbent, whose mayoress will be his wife, Caroline, paid tribute to Mr Kennedy, who retired from the council altogether at the elections.

He said: “Rod has done an excellent job for the people of Royston, both as a councillor and in his mayoral terms.”

Cllr Rob Inwood was named deputy mayor.

Cllr Beaver is pictured receiving his chain of office from Mr Kennedy.

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