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Pomp and circumstance as Wisbech gets a new mayor for 2019/20




Wisbech has a new mayor following the annual ceremony at the council chambers today (Friday).

Cllr Aigars Balsevics is the new Deputy Mayor of Wisbech and Cllr Michael Hill is the town's new Mayor.. (10027781)
Cllr Aigars Balsevics is the new Deputy Mayor of Wisbech and Cllr Michael Hill is the town's new Mayor.. (10027781)

Councillor Michael Hill who has performed the role of deputy mayor for the past 12 months was unanimously elected to take the chain of office for 2019/20.

His deputy will be Councillor Aigars Balsevics, who was successfully re-elected for a second term as town councillor but failed to fulfil his ambition of becoming a district representative for the first time in the May 2 elections.

Michael Hill is the new Mayor of Wisbech pictured here with outgoing Mayor Peter Human.. (10027766)
Michael Hill is the new Mayor of Wisbech pictured here with outgoing Mayor Peter Human.. (10027766)

Outgoing mayor Councillor Peter Human was praised by the council's leader Councillor Sam Hoy for his dedication and commitment over the past 12 months with the support of his wife Janet.

Cllr Aigars Balsevics is the new Deputy Mayor of Wisbech. Pictured here with Mace Bearer Trevor Longmuir and watched by his partner, Veronica, son Maximillian (3) and daughter Jessica (2).. (10027762)
Cllr Aigars Balsevics is the new Deputy Mayor of Wisbech. Pictured here with Mace Bearer Trevor Longmuir and watched by his partner, Veronica, son Maximillian (3) and daughter Jessica (2).. (10027762)

Coun Human described his time in office as "incredible" and said he had attended over 240 events. Highlights of his year included to meetings with Royalty, the Duke Gloucester and the Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

He raised £4,000 for good causes and has handed out the cash to various local organisations.

Wisbech has a new mayor following the annual ceremony at the town's Council Chamber on Friday.. (10027768)
Wisbech has a new mayor following the annual ceremony at the town's Council Chamber on Friday.. (10027768)

As usual the mayor making including traditional pomp and ceremony of a procession of councillors and the official handing over of the chain of office.

Coun Hill said he was looking forward to his year in the role.

Cllr Peter Human speaking at the annual Wisbech Mayor making ceremony.. (10027752)
Cllr Peter Human speaking at the annual Wisbech Mayor making ceremony.. (10027752)

Latvian born Coun Balsevics runs a number of pubs in the town and speaks English fluently, he also speaks several other languages.

Wisbech's new Mayor Michael Hill at the annual ceremony held at the town's Council Chamber on Friday.. (10027742)
Wisbech's new Mayor Michael Hill at the annual ceremony held at the town's Council Chamber on Friday.. (10027742)


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