Fenland’s new mayors sworn in

Cllr James Carney, handing over the chain of office to the new Mayor of Chatteris Cllr Bill Haggata
Cllr James Carney, handing over the chain of office to the new Mayor of Chatteris Cllr Bill Haggata
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Fenland has welcomed three new mayors who have been sworn into office.

Bill Haggata is the new mayor for Chatteris Town Council after being handed the baton by Cllr James Carney.

Wisbech Mayor Making ceremony. FLtoR Garry Tibbs ( Mayor ) SteveTierney. ( Deputy Mayor ) Marie Tierney. ( Deputy Mayoress ) ANL-160514-113732009

Wisbech Mayor Making ceremony. FLtoR Garry Tibbs ( Mayor ) SteveTierney. ( Deputy Mayor ) Marie Tierney. ( Deputy Mayoress ) ANL-160514-113732009

Cllr Haggata, who was co-opted onto the council in 2014, is an active member and is also a trustee of Chatteris Museum and a member of the Chatteris Community Archive team.

His wife Ruth will take on the role of mayoress and Cllr Carney was elected to the position of deputy mayor.

Andrew Donnelly was elected as March mayor during a meeting on Monday.

Cllr Donnelly, who is married with two children and five grandchildren, was an acting chief inspector with the Metropolitan Police before retiring from the force in 1987.

He went on to work in the health service and retired in 2000.

He moved to March in 2000 and has served five years on the council.

Cllr Donnelly, who took over from Cllr Rob Skoulding, said: “I think everyone should give a little bit back to the community. March is a nice place to live and I would like to keep it that way.

“As mayor I am going to visit each of the town’s youth clubs.”

David Hodgson handed the Wisbech chain of office to his deputy Gary Tibbs during a ceremony on Friday.

His deputy is Steve Tierney, who is pictured with wife Maise.

Former mayor Cllr Hodgson raised £6,000 during his mayoral year which was presented to 12 charities and community groups, including St Augustine’s Day Care Centre and Wisbech and District Tenants and Residents Association.