The town of Pembroke now has a new Mayor and Deputy. Accepting his role, Cllr. Dennis Evans, Mayor said:
“Being nominated and voted in as the 643rd Mayor of Pembroke was indeed an honour, but it brings with it a certain degree of responsibility. Coupled with that responsibility are the need for qualities of honesty and integrity to ensure that the residents of this historic town are at the forefront of any decisions made in the Council Chamber.
“I and my fellow councillors are in a unique position because the residents of Pembroke have granted us the authority to act on their behalf. Decisions made need to be transparent and taken with due diligence.
“As Mayor, I would like Council to continue to work with the relevant authorities in order to help and reduce anti-social behaviour within the town. I also have concerns with speeding on the approach road leading into the town. Two flashing speed reductions signs have been installed on Upper Lamphey Road and Holyland Road and if funding becomes available, I would like that to be extended on other roads within the town.
“Following COVID, things are just getting back to some sort of normality and because we have more freedom of movement, I would like to invite groups within the town to visit the Town Hall. We have beautiful murals, a museum, and the Council Chamber itself, all worth a visit. Seeing where decisions are made may bring about a better understanding of how local policy issues are addressed.
“I will make a promise in that I will do every -thing in my power to represent this historic town of Pembroke to the best of my ability.
Cllr. Aden A. Brinn, Deputy Mayor, added: “I am delighted to serve the Town of Pembroke once again in the office of Deputy Mayor. I feel very honoured, privileged, and humbled taking on this role and I look forward with pride to the ensuing year. My role will be to support our new Mayor, Cllr. Dennis Evans in all his endeavours in promoting and enhancing our traditional values and working collectively as a team addressing the issues which face our townspeople and community here in this ancient and historic town of ours here in Pembroke, a town steeped in history and a heritage we can all be proud of.
The last two years have been difficult for everyone as it has been globally, and we have faced up to the covid pandemic. I have been immensely proud of the residents of this town who faced these challenges with their strength and fortitude. Now we have a new normality and can enjoy once again meeting our families, friends and freedom of movements and travel.
I wish every resident of Pembroke and all the visitors that come to our historic town a safe and prosperous year.
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