MIDDLEWICH’s new town mayor has been officially chosen.

Middlewich Town Council held its mayor making ceremony on Monday, May 16, where a new mayor and deputy were appointed to represent the town.

Cllr Samantha Moss was appointed as Middlewich mayor with Cllr Bill Walmsley appointed as deputy mayor.

Cllr Moss said: “I would like to thank my family more than anything.

“My and husband and children who have supported me throughout my time as a councillor, including the many takeaway dinners when I’m rushing out to meetings.”

Cllr Moss’ chosen charities are all the uniformed groups in Middlewich, St Lukes Hospice and In Tune Middlewich.

Cllr Carol Bulman, who nominated Cllr Moss, said: “We had our first event together, which was directing traffic, and she was very good at it.

“She has proved herself to be a great member of the council and I am sure she will be a really good mayor.”

New deputy mayor Cllr Walmsley was nominated by Cllrs Simon McGrory and Ken Kingston.

Retiring Middlewich mayor Cllr Pam Farrell thanked the people of the town following the end of her second term in the role.

Cllr David Latham, in a vote of thanks to the retiring mayor, said: “Pam was a member who helped me significantly when I started on the town council.

“She took me under her wing and the things she taught me I will remember for the rest of my time here.

Cllr Farrell raised a total of £6,000 over the year to go towards her chosen charities Epilepsy at Leighton Hospital, Stroke Association, Stroke ward at Leighton Hospital and various youth groups.