Civic pomp will precede Thursday’s annual meeting of St Edmundsbury Borough Council, when sword and mace bearers will lead a procession of council members from Moyse’s Hall to the Athenaeum, to make the borough’s new Mayor.
The ceremony will see the election and robing of the 2013/2014 Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Cllr Terry Buckle, ward member for Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds, and the appointment of the outgoing Mayor, Cllr Tim Marks, ward member for Haverhill North, as Deputy Mayor.
Musical interludes will be provided by students from King Edwards VI Upper School and Balaam’s Music.
After a brief adjournment, the Council will reconvene at 1pm to deal with business including appointments, a single pay and reward strategy and Vision 2031.
A dinner will be held at The Athenaeum with music provided by pianist John Young and soprano Helen Slade, both students at County Upper School.
Cllr Buckle will be the 39th Mayor of St Edmundsbury.
He said: “I am very much looking forward to my year in office. One of the joys of being Mayor is the opportunity to support the work of charities close to my heart.”
Cllr Buckle’s chosen charities are Cancer Research UK and Moreton Hall Youth Club.