Councillors in Lichfield have sworn in a new chairman and vice chairman.
Cllr Barry Diggle will represent Lichfield District Council as chairman at functions such as royal visits and charity events, while Cllr Bernard Derrick will take on the vice chairman role.
Cllr Diggle – who took on the role from Cllr Joseph Powell – said:
“It is a great honour to be chosen as chairman, and I will work hard to represent the district council. My chosen charities are Saxon Hill Special School and Voluntary Transport for the Disabled, and I hope to raise lots of money for these worthwhile causes.”
As he handed on the baton, Cllr Powell said the position had been “fascinating”. He added:
“This has been a wonderful year, and I have greatly enjoyed my time as chairman. I feel very lucky to have had this experience, as it has been fascinating to visit such different organisations and groups across the district. One thing they all have in common is their desire to make their communities better, be that by holding activities for young people, taking part in community clean ups, or holding community fates and festivals.
“I would like to thank everyone for their generosity in supporting my charities. Through their donations, I have raised £2,529 for my chosen charities. This will be split equally between Young Carers Association (Lichfield Branch) and Rocklands Special School in Lichfield.”