Independent Councillor Sandra Haigh has been elected as the new Mayor of Great Aycliffe Town Council, taking over the reins from Councillor Mary Dalton who stepped down as a councillor at the elections.

Councillor Haigh commented “I was honoured to have been elected at the Annual Council Meeting on the 19th May 2021 to serve as the Mayor of Great Aycliffe for the coming year. I will endeavour to promote our great town to the best of my ability, and respect and follow the wishes of the people who have voted for me to represent them on the Town Council.

“I hope that this year sees a gradual lifting of the Coronavirus restrictions and a return to relative normality which will hopefully allow me to get out and meet some of the wonderful people of the town. I have chosen to raise funds for the local charity ‘Children’s Blessings’ during my year in Office” said Sandra.

If you would like the Mayor to attend any special events or occasions, please contact Sharna Stretch at the Town Council Offices on 01325 300700.