At an upbeat Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Meeting at Court Garden House on Tuesday 15th May, over 50 residents witnessed Marlow Town Council in session and the changeover of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
Outgoing Mayor Jocelyn Towns presented an overview of the progress made over the last year to the town’s Vision for Marlow, the town’s ten-year strategy. This included updates on Marlow as a floral town, the flood defence scheme, the “Taste of Democracy” project in Marlow schools, and new bus shelters and defibrillators. New initiatives under review, she said, are lights on the bridge and a crossing at the junction of the Causeway/High Street and Pound Lane.
There were cheers and applause for the Mayor for leading the successful campaign against paid-for parking in the centre of Marlow, and she thanked the people of Marlow, the Chamber of Commerce and The Marlow Society for their support.
The Annual Meeting then took place and the Town Mayor-elect and the Deputy Mayor-elect were voted in. Councillors all agreed that Deputy Mayor Cllr Chris Funnell be appointed Mayor for 2018-2019 and that Cllr Tim Avery be appointed as Deputy Mayor. The newly appointed Mayor thanked Jocelyn for her excellent work on behalf of the Town Council over the past year as Mayor and presented her with the Past Mayor’s badge.