“All change” at Town Council’s annual meeting

New Mayor Frank Pennington congratulates his Deputy, Liam Jones

IT was “all change” at the annual meeting of Frodsham Town Council, with a new Mayor, a new Deputy Mayor and a new chairman.
Father-of-the-council, Cllr “Lord” Frank Pennington was elected as Mayor and Cllr Liam Jones was elected as his deputy- meaning that the oldest and youngest members of the council now hold the posts.
Being Mayor will be nothing new for the veteran councillor who has served for 43 years and was, in fact, Frodsham’s first Mayor.
He was also the first individual to be awarded the Freedom of Frodsham and, on the occasion of his 83 birthday earlier this year, friends presented him with a Lordship title which, as he has joked, means he is Frodsham’s first Lord Mayor!
Cllr Jones, the youngest member of the council, has been a councillor for just over three years.
Earlier this year he completed the inaugural Chester 10k race, raising money for the St John Ambulance Brigade.
Cllr Pennington succeeds Cllr Alan Oulton as Mayor – but Cllr Oulton is the new chairman of the council.
In a secret ballot of members he ousted sitting chairman Cllr Judith Critchley, who has occupied the post for the last two years.

*Pictures: Linda Haney, Frodsham Photographic Society

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