It was a room of new faces this week in Wymondham, as the newly elected council took to their seats for the first time.

At Wymondham Town Council's annual general meeting last night, Joe Mooney was elected as the new mayor, replacing Colin Foulger, while Robert Savage was chosen as his deputy.

Among his priorities, Mr Mooney, who has been mayor three times previously, listed play equipment on Kett's Park, issues over Kings Head Meadow and confirming a lease with the football club as his priorities.

He said: 'I consider it a great honour and a privilege to be elected Mayor of Wymondham.

'I promise to carry out my duties to the best of my ability during my term in office. We have a great team of Councillors who I know are determined to work as a team for the benefit of the town and I find that very encouraging.

'I am confident that by pulling together and by putting Wymondham first in everything we do we can achieve great things for our town and our community during out term in office.'

The council is now made up of 13 Conservatives, one Labour, Doug Underwood, and one Liberal Democrat, Julian Halls.

Meanwhile, it was the first meeting for 21-year-old Jack Hornby, Wymondham Town Council and South Norfolk Council's youngest member.

He won the Conservative seat in the Cromwells ward in the district election, while his father Lee Hornby also won in the Town ward.

He has recently completed his A Levels at Wymondham College and is planning to take an Open University course.

To fulfil his ambition to become a councillor the 21-year-old has overcome difficulties including Asperger's Syndrome and cerebral palsy.

At Tuesday's meeting, he suggested that the council should move 'into the digital age' by setting up Facebook and Twitter pages to ensure as many people are 'engaged with the democratic process' as possible.

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