THE NEW mayor of Leamington is honoured to represent his home town.
Coun Alan Boad was elected and took the mayoral chain at a ceremony at Leamington Town Council’s annual meeting on Tuesday May 16.
The new mayor, a former manufacturing engineer manager, describes his home town as a “fabulous royal town with its beautiful Regency architecture and magnificent parks”.
He said he was particularly excited about the planned transformation of the town’s Creative Quarter, which he pledges everyone will benefit from.
A dedicated town councillor, Alan has been active in various community projects and activities in his more than 30 years of local service.
He supports the Ocean drop-in centre for the homeless and has established the Crown Routes Community Café in Acorn Court. Alan has also been working with local people in Lillington, to create their popular fun day.
He said he was “deeply honoured to have been elected” to serve the town he has lived in, as a true Leamingtonian, all his life.
He has chosen Helping Hands as his mayoral charity for the year as he believes in their moto that everyone matters and at some point all need a “helping hand”.
The charity does just that by providing not only basic needs, but also provides opportunities for people to move on from their current circumstances, so they begin to realise their worth and have hope for a better future.
Alan added: “I look forward to my mayoral year. A highlight will be meeting the varied voluntary groups, and the many people who give their time freely to help others. I hope to offer my support to the diverse community that is Leamington.”