TOWN mayor Bill Walmsley will be presenting cheques to the organisations that he has raised money for during his time as mayor next week.

Cllr Walmsley is set to end his tenure as mayor at the annual general meeting which will take place on Monday, May 20 at 6pm.

During the meeting Bill will giving the money raised to the Middlewich Additional Needs Network, the Middlewich Good Neighbours and community groups such as the boy’s brigade.

Bill Walmsley said: “They are all more than worthy causes, with what they do for the town, I also believe the groups like boys brigade, beavers and the scouts are really important as well.”

Monday would usually see a mayor making take place during the meeting but that is not the case this year.

Bill said: “The new Council proposes to have a community mayor. I have not been informed as to how or when the voting will take place to elect this community mayor.

“It is quite strange really I don’t know what is going to happen. I believe they will have a chair like at Alsager but unlike Alsager the chair won’t have a chain.

“I don’t know what criteria they will use to elect this person. There are about 6,000 houses in Middlewich with roughly 14,000 people it will be a difficult job.”

Bill believes that there are benefits to having an elected councillor as mayor that will be missed.

Bill said: “I think it brings a lot of money into the town. During my time I’ve built really positive relations with other towns through going to events as the mayor and Bernice did the same.

“It’s going to be very interesting to see what happens.”