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New town mayor and deputy mayor of Driffield announced

Driffield’s new mayor Cllr Georgina Lucas said she feels humbled to have been given the honour to be mayor of her hometown and is looking forward to continuing the work of Driffield Town Council to improve the town.

Cllr Lucas was elected as mayor at last week’s annual general meeting of Driffield Town Council and said it is her passion to do what she can to help the town and its residents.

She said: “I feel humbled to have been elected mayor.

“I am Driffield born and bred, and I joined Driffield Town Council around 14 years ago, initially because I had a grievance, and I was invited along to a meeting and from there I attended a couple of committee meetings, and I liked what I saw.

“I stood for co-option but didn’t get on the council initially, but a couple of months later there was an election, and I was elected on.

“I like to be involved with the town and my passion is to make the town better for everybody.

“I didn’t joined the council with the ambition to become mayor but my colleagues on the council have encouraged me and I would like to thank them for having the confidence in me.

“My main focus during the year ahead will be to do what I can to help the town and the people who live here.”

Cllr Lucas said she is proud of how much Driffield Town Council has achieved over recent years.

“The council we have now works so well together, obviously we have disagreements because we are all strong-willed people, but we work through it and everything we do is for the benefit of Driffield,” she added.

“I believe we are a progressive council and over the past few years we have helped to influence many new initiatives such as the plaza and the loyalty card scheme and it is our ambition to keep pushing for improvement.”

As an animal lover, Cllr Lucas has chosen The Wildlife Alliance – Hull & East Yorkshire as her charity of the year.

She said: “One of my big passions is animals and this is a fantastic charity that does so much great work to help wildlife and it works in Driffield so that is why I wanted to support this as my charity of the year.”

In her spare time, Cllr Lucas regularly attends the gym; she is team captain of the Butchers Dog ladies’ darts team, and she is chairman of Wolds Archers based in Brandesburton.

During last week’s meeting, Cllr Fred Smith was also elected as deputy mayor for 2024-25.

Driffield Town Clerk Matthew Brown said: “I have had the privilege of Cllr Lucas’ support as deputy mayor during the previous 12 months and I look forward very much to working with her as mayor for the next 12.

“Cllr Lucas is full of energy, extrmely passionate about the town and brings nothing but positivity to the council.

“It is a similar sitution with Cllr Smith, whose drive and energy will ensure he is able to meet any challenges.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Cllr Helliwell for her unwaivering support over the previous 12 months in her position as mayor and during my first year as town clerk.”

Driffield, Capital of the Yorkshire Wolds

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