By 2018 Nathaniel Hone
Councillor Harry Bramer was installed as the new Mayor of Ross, the past Mayor, Nigel Gibbs having come to the end of his Mayoral Year.
The Rector for Ross-on-Wye led the assembly in prayer. The Town Clerk formally announced the election of Councillor Bramer as Mayor and the new Mayor repeated his Declaration of Office.
While the Mayor left the room to be robed and be presented with his Chain of Office, Mrs Josie O'Driscoll sang to the assembled company (beautifully).
On his return, the Mayor announced his consort, Ms Marie Ward and presented her with her Chain of Office and a bouquet.
The Past Mayor presented his Mayoress, Mrs Gill Gibbs with another bouquet and made a speech summing up his year in office. He presented a cheque to Mrs Mary Seldon, Herefordshire Fundraising Manager for the Midlands Air Ambulance, his chosen charity, who gave a speech of thanks. Tokens of thanks were given to the Town Clerk, Mrs Sarah Robson and the Mayor's Officer, Mrs Joanne Skelton.
The Mayor outlines his objectives for the year and named his sponsored charity as Papyrus, a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. For more information, please click here.
We then joined the Mayor and his Consort for refreshments.