The new Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Ulster Unionist Cllr Richard Holmes, began his remarks at the Council AGM by congratulating the outgoing Mayor, Ald Mark Fielding, on his year in office.
He said: “This has been a difficult year in the circumstances of the pandemic but like the US Marines the mantra has been one of improvise, adapt and overcome. Technology within Council has moved apace to ensure government kept running and Mark led that adroitly.
“The last few months have seen much activity for the Mayor and his wife as they took the Mayoral Office on the road to meet numerous groups and thank those who kept society running throughout the pandemic.
“The Ulster Unionist Party would like to thank Cllr Fielding for his stewardship, fairness, integrity and dignity displayed throughout his term in office.”