BASSETLAW Council’s new leader Coun Simon Greaves was officially appointed at the authority’s AGM on Wednesday.
Outoing chairman Coun David Challinor also handed over the chains to his successor Coun Ian Campbell at the meeting in Retford.
Coun Greaves said it was ‘an honour’ to be elected and promised residents a collaborative council working for all residents in Bassetlaw.
“I am the first leader to come from Worksop in the past 30 years and it’s a great honour to have that privilege today,” he said.
“Now the elections are out of the way and in view of the pressures we are facing both nationally and locally, there’s an even bigger need for people to pull together - irrespective of which political party they are aligned to.”
For a full report on the meeting, pick up a copy of next week’s Worksop Guardian.