Cllr Glenis Ansell is spending her last day as Calne Town Mayor today.
This was the second time Cllr Ansell has been Calne's Mayor, having served in 2012. During 2018, she has worked hard to help Calne achieve the aim of being a Plastic-Free community.
Last weekend there was a successful Plastic-Free Event held in the Town Hall, where there were workshops to make Morsbags, cooking and sewing and making some natural cosmetics and household cleaners. Earlier in the day, Cllr Ansell attended a 'Mass Unwrap' event outside Sainsbury's in town. Shoppers were offered recycled paper bags as a swap for single use plastic.
In a statement on Facebook today Cllr Ansell said:
'Today is my last day as Calne’s Mayor.
It’s been a fabulous year and I’ve enjoyed it immensely.
It has been such a privilege to represent Calne across the county and in our twin towns.
I couldn’t have done it without my lovely husband Alfie who’s been so supportive ( and patient !) and Robert our lovely Deputy Mayor who will step up tonight to become your new mayor.
I know you will all support Robert and he will work tirelessly for Calne.
My grateful thanks to everyone who has helped me during 2018/19.'
There will be a mayor making ceremony in the Town Hall tonight, 13th May 2019 at 7pm, where current Deputy Mayor, Robert Merrick will step up to Mayor and Cllr Richard Jones will become Deputy Mayor.
Photo courtesy of Calne Town Council