“Goodbye and thank you” to retiring borough mayor

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Thu 30th May 2024

A borough council has thanked its retiring mayor for his civic service over the past 12 months.
The recent Full Council of Amber Valley Borough Council saw councillor Tony Holmes complete his year as the council’s mayor.
A spokesman for the council said: “At our recent Full Council, we said goodbye and thank you to Councillor Tony Holmes as his time as Mayor of Amber Valley came to an end.
“During his tenure the Mayor, alongside the Mayoress, attended over 70 engagements across Derbyshire and even neighbouring counties. His role has been pivotal in representing our borough far and wide.
“We know that the Mayor was honoured to attend all of his engagements, with some of his highlights including:
“Delivery and acceptance of keys for the first seven council houses owned by the borough council in over 25 years, providing affordable housing for local residents.
“Opening the new Charles Hill Community Centre in collaboration with Heanor and Loscoe Town Council, a much-needed facility for the community.
“Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the borough of Amber Valley with a grand event attended by hundreds, including personal tours of the Mayor’s Parlour.
“Hosting the first Civic Dinner in 12 years, which will now be a staple event for future mayors.
“Attending the Buckingham Palace Garden Party by invitation of the King, a memorable conclusion to his mayoral year.”


The spokesman continued: “Additionally, the Mayor raised over £4,300 for The Ripley Hospital League of Friends and Derbyshire and District Air Ambulance, two charities that significantly impact our community, whose cheques were proudly presented recently.
“It has been an incredible year, and we want to extend our heartfelt thank you for his unwavering commitment to Amber Valley. His contributions have made a lasting impact.”
The new Amber Valley Borough Mayor was elected as councillor Paul Lobley; his deputy is councillor Steve Marshall-Clarke – the latter who is also an Alfreton Town councillor.

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