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Wyre’s New Mayor

2019 Councillor turner Published Monday, 10 June 2019

Wyre Council has welcomed their new Mayor, the first citizen of Wyre, for 2019/2020, Councillor Ann Turner.

She has chosen Councillor Andrea Kay as her Lady Mayoress and her brother in law and sister, Councillors Barry and Colette Birch as her deputies.

Councillor Turner first become a councillor in 2007 after her retirement as assistant Head Teacher of a comprehensive school, when she won a seat in Marsh Mill Ward, following in the footsteps of her father and great grandfather who were both local councillors.

In her terms of office, Ann has sat on many of Wyre’s committees including Planning, Licensing, Councillor Development and for several years chaired the Employment and Appeals Committee.

Councillor Turner was officially appointed as first citizen of Wyre at a meeting of Full Council on 16 May, followed by her Civic Sunday Service at English Martyrs RC Church in Poulton.

Each year, the new Mayor nominates her mayoral charities. Councillor Turner has chosen to support the North West Air Ambulance Service and RSPCA Longview Animal Centre in Stalmine.

She has chosen to raise funds for the Air Ambulance as this service can frequently make all the difference between life and death.

Previously, Ann was the honourary secretary for this local RSPCA centre as she believes passionately in improving animal welfare.

Looking at the municipal year ahead, Councillor Turner is looking forward to meeting people from all walks of life in Wyre. She commented, “As Mayor, I hope to experience first-hand and participate in activities and meeting communities thus experiencing community spirit and seeing the impact Wyre has on the lives of diverse groups of people and on the environment.”

She added, “I see the mayoral role as a great opportunity to promote Wyre Borough as a wonderful place to live.”

You can request the Mayor’s attendance to a local event or launch event by visiting www.wyre.gov.uk/requestthemayor.

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