Ray Banham Is New Weymouth & Portland Mayor
8:57am 25th May 2013
There's a new Mayor in town for Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.
Ray Banham has been officially handed the robes by Councillor Margaret Leicester at a special Mayor Making Ceremony.
Mayor Banham represents the Melcombe Regis ward and has served as a councillor for 14 years.
He said: "For me it is a great honour to serve a town that has been my home since 1962. I feel both privileged and honoured to now become part of our great heritage and history."
Mayor Banham appointed Reverend Pip Salmon, Minister for Melcombe Regis as Mayor's Chaplain for the year.
His chosen charities are CLIC Sargent and Weymouth & Portland St John Ambulance.
Deputy Mayor for 2013/14 is Cllr Kate Wheller.
The Mayor's Civic Service will be on Sunday 23 June at 6.30pm at St Mary's Church, St Mary Street, Weymouth and is open to the public.