Bolton's big names turn out to welcome new Horwich mayor

The new mayor of Horwich, Cllr Richard Silvester, receives the chain of office from retiring mayor Cllr Christine Root

The new mayor of Horwich, Cllr Richard Silvester, receives the chain of office from retiring mayor Cllr Christine Root

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BOLTON'S top brass were out in force to see cllr Richard Silvester take up his role as the new mayor of Horwich.

The leader of the council, the mayor and mayoress of Bolton, MP Julie Hilling and dignitaries from neighbouring parishes made their way to Horwich's public hall for the event, which saw outgoing mayor cllr Christine Root hand over the mayoral chain to Cllr Silvester.

And it was a family-orientated night as it was revealed that Cllr Silvester's mother, town councillor Julia Silvester will serve as her son's deputy mayor for the year.

The new mayor, aged 41, represents Horwich North East on Bolton Council as well as the Lever Park ward for Horwich Town Council.

Addressing the gathered crowd, he said: "I am really looking forward to my year of office as Town Mayor and supporting all of our local charities, societies, faith groups, Churches, Resident’s Associations and organisations."

He also paid tribute to the work done by cllr Root during her term, adding: "She has had a wonderful year of office and has worked very hard."

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9:56am Fri 16 May 14

oftbewildered2 says...

Liam - the plural of 'parish' is 'parishes', not 'parish's'
Liam - the plural of 'parish' is 'parishes', not 'parish's' oftbewildered2
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5:43pm Fri 16 May 14

Julian Thorpe says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
Liam - the plural of 'parish' is 'parishes', not 'parish's'
Well spotted, thanks
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: Liam - the plural of 'parish' is 'parishes', not 'parish's'[/p][/quote]Well spotted, thanks Julian Thorpe
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9:54pm Fri 16 May 14

Steven Chadwick says...

What has the inauguration of the Mayor of Horwich got to do with any bigwigs in Bolton!? Get back to work!
What has the inauguration of the Mayor of Horwich got to do with any bigwigs in Bolton!? Get back to work! Steven Chadwick
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