The new mayor of Penryn took office last week in a ceremony at the town’s Temperance Hall.

Following a resumé of the last civic year, Councillor Gill Grant was sworn in as mayor for the coming twelve months, alongside Councillor Mark Snowdon as the new deputy mayor.

In front of a crowd including the town mayors of Falmouth, Camborne and Truro, representatives from Mylor council, a delegation from RNAS Culdrose, and members of local voluntary groups, Mrs Grant was handed the town’s loving cup.

She set out plans for the coming civic year, including developing a community emergency plan, refurbishing and updating the town’s historic public buildings and looking for a remedy to damage in the clock tower, pursuing the provision of allotments, creating a ‘town team’ and working with Falmouth and Exeter Universities.

She said: “Penryn is on the cusp of resurgence, but it won’t happen without focusing the energy of the town

The outgoing mayor, Councillor Beverly Hulme, who would usually have given an account of the year and presented the loving cup, was unable to attend due to a private matter.