Falmouth's mayor will have another year to enjoy his position after he was appointed for a second term in a ceremony at the town's municipal buildings on Monday.

Grenville Chappell, town councillor for Penwerris ward, was unanimously voted for a second year, during the traditional mayor making meeting in the council chamber which was attended by representatives of local businesses and organisations, as well as the mayors of other nearby towns.

The nomination was officially made by councillor Steve Eva, who said Mr Chappell had done a "great job" in his first year, and added being mayor "takes one year to learn, and one year to enjoy."

It was seconded by councillor Candy Atherton, who said she had known Mr Chappell for "something like" 25 years, "and in all that time you've done nothing but be a true servant of this town."

Mr Chappell said his first year had been a "sheer pleasure", through everything from school visits to huge processions, and he had been proud to serve with the previous town council - as he will now lead a new council following recent elections.

He said: "We did a tremendous job, I'm proud to say. I'm sorry to have lost some but they have done their service, over and over again. Having met this new council I'm sure we'll continue in the same vein: Falmouth first.

"It doesn't matter which political party we come from, we're all here to serve Falmouth."

He also listed with pride the achievements that the town had garnered over the past year, including the coastal town category in the Great British High Street Awards, a coastal community award, and being recognised as the second best council in the country.

And he praised the work of the council staff who turned all the council's decisions into reality, as well as thanking his wife June for all the support she has provided to him.

Following the selection of next year's mayor, councillors also voted unanimously to appoint Patricia Minson as deputy mayor for the coming year.

The nomination was again made by Mr Eva, who said to Mr Chappell: "She was a great person to have behind you when you were unable to attend things."

Following the ceremony, all the invitees were welcomed into the Falmouth Art Gallery, where they enjoyed a buffet and refreshments.