Outgoing mayor says “a great honour” to represent borough
The outgoing mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin says it has been a great honour to represent local communities as the First Citizen.
Councillor Stephen Reynolds has spent 2019/2020 as mayor of the borough for a second time.
Councillor Reynolds said: “To be mayor for a second time is amazing and an absolute honour.
“To pick out highlights from this year is very difficult as every event is different and important in its own way.
“I hope that as a legacy I have been able to promote the image and importance of Telford and Wrekin and make a positive impact on all the individuals, businesses, groups and organisations across the borough.”
Councillor Reynolds has fond memories of welcoming and escorting Princess Alexandra to the Maws Craft Centre in the Ironbridge Gorge as part of the Telford Pride Awards.
He added that he is proud of the resilience of the borough’s residents who have to deal with the impact of flooding in Ironbridge and now the coronavirus pandemic.
“People in Telford and Wrekin have rallied around looking after each other with the fortitude and community spirit that the borough thrives on.”
Councillor Reynolds’ mayoral charity for the past year has been the YMCA as the organisation celebrates its 160th year in Wellington.
“I have been raising much needed funds for this important charity as well as making everybody aware of what they do,” he added.
Councillor Reynolds said he also wanted to extend his best wishes to his deputy mayor Councillor Amrik Jhawar and thank him for his support.
Councillor Reynolds’ successor will be elected at the annual general meeting of the council this evening.