A new mayor has been chosen for Seaford to replace Councillor Linda Wallraven who carried out the role for two years.
Councillor Anthony White has stepped into the shoes of predecessor Cllr Wallraven after being selected following the annual meeting of Seaford Town Council earlier this month.
During the last year in office Cllr Wallraven managed to raise £1,791 each for her mayoral charities St James’ Trust and Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group.
Cllr White, who was previosuly deputy mayor before being chosen as mayor, said he was ‘proud and honoured’ to be taking on the role and that he would also be supporting Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group as well as helping to raise funds for Waifs and Strays Dog Rescue.
The 40-year-old said, “Linda will be a hard act to follow and they are big boots to fill. It’s a privilege to be nominated and elected. I’m really honoured and my grandad is my inspiration, he told me when I was a little lad that it doesn’t matter what you’re going to be but do it the best you can.”
Cllr Wallraven said, “It’s been a fantastic two years and Ive seen part of the community that I eould not have met.
“I will miss it.
“I’m sure Cllr White will do a good job. He is a younger person and it’s nice to have a young person be the mayor. I’m sure he’ll enjoy it.”