LLANELLI Town Council has announced the appointment of its new Mayor, Councillor Michael Cranham and its new Deputy Mayor, Councillor Sean Rees for the next Civic Year.
The Annual Mayor Making ceremony of the Town Council took place virtually on Monday (17 May) and saw Town Councillors taking part via phone, video chat and in person.
Councillor Cranham’s wife Megan will be his Mayoress and Councillor Rees’s sister Sarah will be his Deputy Mayoress.
Councillor Cranham who represents the Bigyn Ward (which covers the Stebonheath, Penyfan & Llwynwhilwg, Coedcae & Glenalla areas) said:
“It is a great honour for me to be voted in as the new Mayor of Llanelli. We pledge to do our utmost and positively promote our Town during my term of office.
“We are committed to showing recognition to the contribution of all our unsung heroes who during the pandemic have continued to do so much in keeping us all safe and well.
“My chosen charities for the forthcoming year include CYCA and Tŷ Bryngwyn Hospice. We are very pleased to be able to help these incredible local organisations who are committed everyday to putting the health and well-being of others first.
Councillor Rees who represents the Glanymor Ward (which covers the Seaside & North Dock, New Dock, Morfa & Machynys areas) added:
“Llanelli is a place we are very proud to call home and community engagement will be at the heart of everything we do. My thanks to the Mayor for placing his trust in me to act as his Deputy.
“Our focus will be on supporting the strong network of voluntary and charity groups from across the Town. We look forward to undertaking this great responsibility and continuing to serve the communities we represent to the very best of our ability.”
The roles of the Mayoral Team will include carrying out many civic duties during the year, chairing meetings of the full Council, and being involved with a programme of events designed to raise awareness of all the good work being carried out across Llanelli.