At last night's meeting of Blyth Town Council I was succeeded by Cllr Bob Parker as Mayor of Blyth.
I have had a great year as Mayor, as the Town Council has gone from strength to strength in the year. I have some great memories from the year, meeting people and doing things within the town that I wouldn't have had chance to do otherwise.
I must thank my colleagues for their support in the year, but mostly I must thank the people that I have met for all their help and support.
I wish Bob all the best. Even though we belong to different political parties, I hope that he will continue the work as Blyth Town Council progresses.