Wainfleet Mayor stands down

THE Mayor of Wainfleet, Coun Andrew Pogson, has stepped down after serving two full terms.

At the annual meeting of All Saints town council, he declared: “It has been a privilege to serve both the council and the town.”

Coun Pogson, a former bobby, went on to thank his wife, Kate, for her support, and the town clerk. Alison Pickering, for her “professionalism”, plus fellow-councillors for their “invaluable input”.

He continued: “The council has enjoyed a democracy with free and fair debate which is what I always intended.

“Loose ends have been tied up, and the market place kiosk and picnic site are no longer a drain on council resources. The allotments now are fully occupied and are subject to a fair rent.

“The plaques on the clock have been refurbished and the war memorial has been repaired.”

Coun Pogson looked forward to the completion of various ongoing projects, including the upgrading of the Magdalen play area and the establishment of a skate park.

After serving two full terms, the council’s standing orders prevented Coun Pogson from putting himself forward for re-election, and Coun Bruce Crisp was elected as new mayor.