I had recently been asked by our new Mayor, Councillor Bob Mainstone if I could attend the Council meeting where he would be handed the Chains of Office. The meeting started with a gathering of the local Councillors on the steps of East Court for their annual group photo. Dodging the rain showers we quickly headed out into the beautiful ground of East Court and managed to get the images before the good old English weather returned. The following Council Meeting allowed the outgoing Mayor, Councillor Sweatman to distribute the money he had raised throughout his year as Mayor to his chosen charities.
Councillor Bob Mainstone is known to many locally as he was a teacher and Head of Lower School at Imberhorne School for many years and has been heavily involved in the Town for as long as I can remember. I myself had the pleasure of being taught by Mr Mainstone. I am sure Councillor Mainstone will have a very productive year and the Town will certainly benefit from his experience and commitment.