Cllr. Robin Sanders elected as the Mayor of Woodbridge

The Local Government Act (1972) section 15, sub-section 2 states:

‘The election of a chairman shall be the first business transacted at the annual meeting of the parish council’.

At the Annual Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday 22nd May 2024, Cllr. Robin Sanders was elected as the Mayor of Woodbridge for the Civic Year 2024/25. 

First elected to the Council in 2019, Robin has served on most of the Council’s committees and chaired the fortnight planning committee meetings for the last two years. 

“Woodbridge Town Council has numerous land and property assets in the town, and we hope to develop these assets further for the benefit of the community and its visitors. The Shire Hall consultation showed residents desire to renovate, and make better use of, the iconic building. We aim to report later in the year on our progress to achieve that goal.”  

"Substantive changes to infrastructure and its use in the town have already commenced and further changes are planned to include major works to the A12 and, in early 2025, nighttime freight trains to Sizewell C.  Woodbridge Town Council will continue to seek to protect the best interest of the town, including the local environment, by engaging with its residents, businesses and those implementing changes. We will maintaining our strong relationships with local councillors on Suffolk County Council and East Suffolk Council as well as our neighbouring towns and parishes, notably Melton in this process".

“This is a challenging time for Woodbridge and as a council we will seek to ensure that long term benefits will accrue to the town.”

Robin can be found regularly litterpicking in Elmhurst Park and is a playing member of the Woodbridge Bowls Club. Robin has chosen to support two charities during his Mayoral Year - the Rotary Foundation - which helps members to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace - and East Anglia's Children's Hospices, which supports families and cares for children with life-threatening conditions throughout the region.

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