VIDEO: New St Edmundsbury Mayor is sworn in

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A new St Edmundsbury Borough Council mayor was sworn in this afternoon, while it was also announced that the man vacating the position had raised £20,000 for charity during his tenure.

Outgoing councillor Patrick Chung split that sum evenly between four different organisations - the East Anglian Children’s Hospices, West Suffolk Hospital’s Rainbow Ward, Bury Women’s Refuge and the St Edmund’s branch of Samaritans.

The Apex in the arc, Bury St Edmunds

The Apex in the arc, Bury St Edmunds

Stepping into his position at the council’s meeting in The Apex today was Cllr Julia Wakelam, who has acted as deputy for the last 12 months.

The Green Party member’s deputy is Cllr Terry Clements.