Editor’s comment: Mr Mayor, I hope you enjoy your year

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Terry Buckle is St Edmundsbury’s new mayor.

Cllr Buckle knew he would be in the public eye this week – reporter Mark Beaumont’s interview with him is there for all to read on page 12.

It tells the story of a foster dad supreme - he and his wife, Pamela, have fostered 49 children over the past 26 years. As a proud dad myself, I have the utmost respect for anyone who can throw open their home to a child in need in this way.

Fast forward to Wednesday and Terry Buckle the motorist was plastered across most websites and other media having ‘driven’ his car into the Tesco Express store on Bury’s Moreton Hall in a freak accident. Mr Buckle has now said he will give up driving.

It’s been a bit of a bpatism of fire for the authority’s new mayor – I hope Mr Buckle can put the accident behind him and enjoy the richly deserved privilege of being St Edmundsbury’s figurehead for the next 12 months.