Mayor making sees Chichester councillor elected for another year

Cllr Peter Budge re-elected for another year.
Cllr Peter Budge re-elected for another year.

Dedication to the city was at the forefront of the mayor making ceremony last week, with Cllr Peter Budge re-elected for another year.

Deputy mayor, councillor Trevor Tupper proposed the city kept their current mayor for another term, stating: “I have watched him over the past year and I have been amazed at the amount of work he has done for this city.”

After the unanimous vote, Cllr Budge said: “The past year has been an absolute whirlwind, it feels like only yesterday I was stood here saying the same thing.

“The year has gone tremendously, I have met so many nice people who all work very hard.”

He added: “I am having a very busy time but a lovely time, and I want to thank you for reiterating that I could be mayor for another year.”

Cllr Budge also proposed to keep his current charities, The Boys Club and The Bell Tower Dropin Centre, into his next elected term.

He presented £3,800 to both charities at the mayor making.

A representative from The Boys Club said: “I want to thank our mayor for everything he has done for raising the position of the young people in the city, this money will help keep our good work in good shape.”

The ceremony also saw Cllr Peter Evans elected as deputy mayor.