A COUNCILLOR has been sworn in as the 2021/22 mayor of Prestatyn and Meliden for a second time.

Due to the pandemic, cllr Sharon Frobisher has spent two years as deputy mayor due to Covid restrictions.

She takes over the reins from cllr Tony Flynn.

Her consort is daughter, Harriet Frobisher.

Cllr Frobisher said: “It is a great honour for both myself and my daughter Harriet to be mayor and consort, representing the communities of Prestatyn and Meliden, during the 2021-2022 municipal year.

"This is my second term as mayor having held the position in 2002/2003.

"I am hoping my year will see us escaping much of the Covid Restrictions and worries, and to see Prestatyn and Meliden coming through stronger and better with everyone pulling together.

"Many of the usual community mayoral activities have been very short on the ground over the last 18 months or so.

"I am hoping with the recent Covid Restrictions making life a little more bearable, and people respecting each other, that community events can be more public as the year goes on.

"I want to be able to support the town as it moves forward".

This year's mayoral ceremony was carried out over Zoom.

"It was very strange not taking place in the council chambers," cllr Frobisher added.

"The deputy and mayoral regalia had to be returned to the town clerk several days before the mayor making on May 12."

Outgoing mayor, cllr Flynn, was filmed giving his retiring speech.

He removed the mayor's chain and placed it on the table.

Cllr Frobisher said: "The following day, I attended the town office and was filmed lifting the mayors chain from the table and putting it on."

Cllr Frobisher's charity for the year will be the Erb's Palsy Group. Her chaplain is reverend John Harvey, vicar of Meliden.

Miss Frobisher, teacher’s assistant at a school, said: “I am truly proud and honoured to be the mayor’s consort and I am really looking forward to representing Prestatyn and Meliden for the coming year."

Cllr Tina Jones, who represents the Central Ward, is deputy mayor.