New mayor takes over in Arundel

New mayor Angela Standing (right) with former mayor James Stewart (centre) before the changover
New mayor Angela Standing (right) with former mayor James Stewart (centre) before the changover

The traditional mayor’s red robes and gold chain have been passed to a new bearer in Arundel.

Longstanding town crier and councillor Angela Standing became the newest mayor of Arundel last night.

Mrs Standing, 46, was elected mayor back in March, with the mayor-making ceremony taking place at a meeting of Arundel Town Council last night.

She said: “I would like to thank the council for giving me the opportunity to serve Arundel as mayor.

“I already have seven engagements in the next few weeks.”

Councillor James Stewart, whose term as mayor came to a close last night, was presented with a badge and scroll in recognition of his work.

Mrs Standing also announced that her and her husband were thrilled to be attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace as a result of her services as town crier.

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