Meet the new Mayor of Houghton Regis, Cllr Laura Ellaway

At the AGM of Houghton Regis Town Council on 14th May, Cllr Laura Ellaway was elected Mayor, and Cllr Rob Shimmin was elected Deputy Mayor. Both will serve until May 2015.

Deputy Mayor 2014/15 Cllr Rob Shimmin. Photo R. Hines

Outgoing Mayor, Cllr Peter Williams, spoke about the work he had done representing the town, and announced that he and his team, who he publicly thanked, had raised over £8,000 for local charities, Hospice at Home Volunteers, Houghton Regis Helpers, Keech Hospice Care, and SORTED.

Houghton Regis mayor 2013/14, Cllr Peter Williams and consort

A vote of thanks was made by the new Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr Alan Winter, thanking the Mayor and his deputy, Cllr Peter Carrington, on behalf of all the councillors for the work they had done in the past year, mentioning the legacy that would be left behind, in supporting new ventures including a revived Pancake Race on The Green, School children singing event at the Grove Theatre, and an Art exhibition at Houghton Regis' Bedford Square Community Centre.

Footnote: Apologies for the lost pictures in this article, due to changes made by Blogger.
Cllr Ellaway pictured at the 2014 Carnival: