Cllr Richard Hobbs elected as new Mayor of Ely at The Maltings

PUBLISHED: 11:53 16 May 2017

Ely City Council mayor-making at The Maltings: New Mayor of Ely, Cllr Richard Hobbs with outgoing mayor Cllr Ian Lindsay; deputy mayor Cllr Mike Rouse with daughter and deputy mayoress Cassie Rouse; Mayor Cllr Hobbs with wife and mayoress Pat Hobbs. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

Ely City Council mayor-making at The Maltings: New Mayor of Ely, Cllr Richard Hobbs with outgoing mayor Cllr Ian Lindsay; deputy mayor Cllr Mike Rouse with daughter and deputy mayoress Cassie Rouse; Mayor Cllr Hobbs with wife and mayoress Pat Hobbs. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

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More than 100 people turned out to The Maltings last night to see Councillor Richard Hobbs elected as Mayor of Ely for the fourth time.

Ely City Council mayor making. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Ely City Council mayor making. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

After arriving to applause, Cllr Hobbs said his challenge this year is “to make Ely a dementia awareness city”, whilst outgoing mayor Cllr Ian Lindsay thanked Cllr Alison Arnold for her hard work in the city council.

Cllr Mike Rouse, who was named deputy mayor, described the Ely City Council mayor-making event as “a very pleasant civic occasion” and said that he and Cllr Hobbs are looking forward to the challenges of the year ahead.

Ely City Council mayor making. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.Ely City Council mayor making. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

“It was a very formal event and then a chance to have sandwiches, a slice of cake and talk to people.

“I’m honoured to be asked to be deputy and delighted that my younger daughter, Cassie, will serve as deputy mayoress,” he added.

Among those in attendance were former mayor Cllr Lis Every, Lucy Frazer, Cllr Alison Arnold, Cllr Bill Hunt as well as many other local councillors and residents.

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