Councillor Julian Stanyer today became new mayor for the year 2014 - 2015 and his wife of 42 years, Anne, became his Mayoress.
In a formal ceremony at the Town Hall, Tunbridge Wells, Julian accepted his office and the appointment of Councillor David Elliott as his Deputy Mayor.
Julian said in a statement shortly afterwards:
"I am absolutely thrilled to be given this high office, and that so many of my family and friends were able to join me for this happy occasion. I have a very active diary already and will look forward to meeting as many members of my community as possible, and to visit the many projects that make this town what it is."