Marlow’s mayor and deputy will serve another year in office after the motion gained unanimous approval at the meeting of Marlow Town Council yesterday evening (March 15).

Cllr Bob Johnson said he is delighted to continue his continue as mayor alongside his deputy Cllr Jocelyn Towns from 2016 to 2017 and has pledged to continue work towards achieving his Vision for Marlow.

Cllr Suzanne Brown handed over the mayoral chains to Cllr Johnson in May last year at the end of her second term in post.

Since then Cllr Johnson has engaged in countless mayoral duties including the swan upping in July and attending the 106th birthday of Ruth Hillsdon – Marlow’s oldest resident.

He also held a successful charity dinner which raised over £3000 for three charities – OK Our Kids, The MS Society and Marlow Sports Club.

Cllr Johnson said: “I am delighted that councillors had voted us both in for a second term of office, and am excited to continue to lead the Councils Vision for Marlow especially now with the further significant challenges of receiving newly devolved services from both district and county councils.

“This together with the up and coming spring and summer events including arrival of the hanging baskets, the Regatta and swan upping gives us once again a fantastic range of events to look forward to.

"I'm enthusiastic about my next year as the mayor, and representing Marlow to the best of my ability. We have a fabulous town, with great people who deserve to have the best we can practically offer them within the remit of our responsibilities as town councillors.”

Both will act as mayor elect and deputy mayor elect until the official ceremony in May.

Cllr Towns said: “I look forward to supporting Cllr Bob Johnson in his second term as Mayor of our wonderful Town. We have a lot to do and it will be good to start work on the new challenges we have taken on.”