Councillor Mark Townsend
Councillor Mark Townsend has been installed as the Mayor of Burnley for the coming year.
His wife Kerry will act as Mayoress.
"It’s great honour to serve as Mayor," he said. "These remain very challenging times as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives and no doubt this will impact throughout my municipal year.
“I'm really looking forward to discovering more about the people and places that make our borough such a varied and exciting place for people to live. he said.
Coun. Townsend was born in Darwen but moved to Burnley as a child and has lived in the town ever since.
The Mayor's charity for the year will support Safenet, keeping women and children safe from domestic abuse; the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal; and Derian House, providing respite and end-of-life care for children and young people to benefit from his Charity Fund.
This year's deputy Mayor is Councillor Cosima Towneley.
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