Cllr Ron Whittle was sworn in as the new mayor of Bridgnorth at the mayor making ceremony at Bridgnorth Town Hall, where he was joined by visiting dignitaries, existing councillors and five newly elected councillors. He said the role ahead was a daunting task but also a great honour, and thanked outgoing mayor Vanessa Voysey and the retiring councillors. Cllr Whittle said he wanted to spend “less time talking and more time doing” and would be bringing in proposals to simplify the way the council works and make it more efficient. He went on to say that the town needs to make better use of its assets in terms of staff, properties and grounds and consider how to use these to increase income, reduce costs and add value to the town. The mayor’s chosen charities this year are the Bridgnorth Hospital League of Friends and the Bridgnorth Scouts and Guides Pack. He also donated half of his mayoral allowance – £1,000 – to local charity Rupert’s Revenge.
Shropshire-based charity Climbing Out is calling on walkers to take part in its annual fundraising hike. The event is their biggest fundraiser of the year