It was the Council AGM today (webcast HERE) - electing the Leader, Mayor, etc and confirming appointments - followed by the Mayor Making ceremony. I'm so pleased to say I'll be Mayor of Torfaen for the coming civic year! :)
My charities will be:
Torfaen Mind. Based in Pontypool, Torfaen Mind promotes better mental health and wellbeing throughout the borough. You can read more about the good work they do at their website www.torfaenmind.co.uk.
Cyfannol Women's Aid. Based in Pontypool and Abergavenny, Cyfannol provides support and services to women and children in Torfaen and Monmouthshire affected by domestic abuse. Find out more at cyfannol.org.uk.
Lincoln's Legs. This appeal is raising money for a life changing operation for Lincoln Hope of Garndiffaith. For more info, check out the Facebook page.
Fingers crossed for lots of successful fundraising!
I am looking forward to getting out and about and speaking to lots of people this year. You can follow Mayoral engagements at the @MayorofTorfaen Twitter account, and I'm sure I'll be writing about lots of them here too. If you have an event, etc, you want the Mayor to attend send an email through to email@example.com in democratic services who keeps the civic diary in order.