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March Mayor making - Jan French becomes Mayor and Andrew Pugh the Deputy. www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
March Mayor making - Jan French becomes Mayor and Andrew Pugh the Deputy. www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

MARCH has a new Mayor after Monday night’s annual ceremony when Bernard Keane, the outgoing encumbant, handed over the chain of office to Jan French.

It is the third time Mrs French has taken on the role but she was looking forward to the year ahead and said she hoped to follow in Mr Keane’s footsteps and attend as many events as possible.

In his leaving speech Mr Keane said the year had gone past like a ‘rocket’ and that he had had a wonderful time.

He wished Mrs French luck in the job and also welcomed Andrew Pugh, a former mayor himself, as the new deputy.