New mayor elected for Stowmarket
Stowmarket has a new mayor.
Councillor Keith Scarff was elected Stowmarket town mayor at the annual meeting of Stowmarket town council on October 28.
He said: “I am delighted to have been elected by my fellow councillors for a second term as town mayor. My last term was under very different conditions, some 18 years ago, and the town has grown enormously since then.
"The obvious difference, of course is Covid-19 which has altered all of our lives enormously and will of course mean that my time as town mayor will look and feel very different.
I am delighted to announce that my themes for my term will be volunteering and service in the community.
"These themes were chosen nearly a year ago before coronavirus struck.
"However they have become even more relevant today as they are the essential threads that
run through a community and really make a difference. Our community has shown how we
can all pull together for the benefit of Stowmarket.”
The new Mayor will be supporting two local charities, Mid-Suffolk Citizens Advice and Red
Outgoing Mayor Councillor Paul Ekpenyong said: “Being Mayor has been one of the most
rewarding and interesting roles I have ever held.
"I am very pleased that we were able to raise £8,000 to be shared by my two charities,
WeCan@TheJunction and The Mix."
Councillor Barry Salmon was elected Deputy Mayor.