LEDBURY has a new mayor and deputy.

Councillor Daniel Vesma was elected mayor and Cllr Liz Harvey was chosen as deputy mayor, by fellow councillors.

Cllr Vesma thanked outgoing mayor, Cllr Phillip Howells, for his service over the past year and said: “I am grateful to my colleagues for honouring me with the chain of office for this civic year. The citizens of Ledbury can rest assured that I will do everything in my power to ensure that this council meets and exceeds the standards set for us.

“There is no doubt that the coming months will continue to be dominated by the Covid-19 disruptions, but we have a strong team and are working hard.

“Ledbury is a wonderful town, and I am proud to be playing a part as it becomes an even more sustainable, economically vibrant and community-centred place to live.”

A spokesman for Ledbury Town Council said they had both signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office, and will serve in their respective roles until May 2021.