REDDITCH has a new Mayor.
Councillor Roger Bennett (Con, Headless Cross and Oakenshaw), who served as deputy mayor last year, succeeds Coun Juliet Brunner (Con, Matchborough) in the role.
Coun Gareth Prosser (Con, Crabbs Cross) assumes the role of deputy.
Coun Bennett, who is also a county councillor for Redditch South, has served on the borough council for seven years while Coun Prosser, a former police officer,first took office in 2015.
Coun Bennett led the Brexit campaign for Redditch Conservatives wanting to leave the EU at the time of the referendum in 2016 and has been a guest on the Redditch Standard podcast.