New mayor among those elected for town’s top roles

IT WAS all change in the top jobs at Daventry Town Council after the annual meeting held on Monday.

Current deputy mayor Colin Morgan, pictured right, saw off competition from Cllr Ron Fox to become the new mayor of Daventry. Cllr Fox was elected unopposed to the deputy mayor’s role.

And after standing down as a councillor at the recent elections, Peter Harper’s replacement as leader of the authority is Mike Arnold who pipped Steve Tubb to the job.

In his inaugural address at the meeting Cllr Morgan who sits on the Abbey North ward, said: “I have been a councillor for the past three-and-a-half years and have thoroughly enjoyed it.

“It has given me great pride to be the deputy mayor for the past year. When I moved to the area 10 years ago my wife and I were very impressed with the amount of open green space available and near to a town. It was a place we both thought we could settle in.”

He has attended many community events giving support to local organisations and fundraising projects.

Cllr Morgan has also been chairman of the community services committee and an active member of the museum committee and finance and policy committee.

He added at the meeting: “There are things that can be improved in the town. I would like to say thank you for the support and I think my new role will be good fun.”