A SCHOOL governor has become the new mayor of Towyn and Kinmel Bay.

Cllr Morris Jones has been serving on the Towyn and Kinmel Bay Town Council for three years, and has taken on the chains of office from outgoing mayor cllr Luke Knightly.

Cllr Jones, who is on the Ysgol Maes Owen Board of Governors and is originally from Stoke-on-Trent, said: “My wife Lynne and I moved to Kinmel Bay in 2014 and we have enjoyed getting to know the area and the community in that time.

“From the moment we arrived in Kinmel Bay, we were welcomed into the community and becoming involved in groups and organisations in the area.”

Among these groups, cllr Jones has been involved in helping turning Kinmel Bay Library into a community centre, as well as helping out with gardening and crafts groups for Maes Owen pupils with additional learning needs and will continue to raise funds for charities for children with learning difficulties and dementia.

Cllr Jones added: “This will be my third year as a councillor and I look forward to a busy year working for Towyn and Kinmel Bay, and to becoming an ambassador for the community and helping in any way I can.”

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Former mayor cllr Luke Knightly

Outgoing mayor, cllr Knightly said: "I would like to thank my deputy and the soon to be elected mayor for this year Morris Jones for his support along with all the other councillors and office team.

“It has been an honour to serve as the Mayor of Towyn and Kinmel Bay over the last year, I have enjoyed my term and have learnt a lot more about my area and its needs.

"As we continue as a council we will keep pushing forward for the good of the area, our doors are always open for the residents of Towyn and Kinmel bay and we are here to help."