A FORMER town mayor has been thanked for his hard work.

During Mold Town Council's annual meeting, held via Zoom on Wednesday, members elected Cllr Teresa Carberry as the town's new mayor.

Cllr Chris Bithell proposed a vote of thanks for the outgoing mayor, Cllr Tim Maunders, explaining: "We all recognise the value of Tim as an outgoing, friendly individual who has brought his own style to the office - and it has been a wonderful term of office.

"To say he did it his way is perhaps an understatement. He has brought a great deal of benefits to our town.

"It has been a great pleasure for all of us to be part of too. Thank you indeed."

Cllr Bithell also praised Cllr Maunders for the role he has played in helping vulnerable Mold people in the fight against covid-19.

The town council's annual meeting was also attended by Hannah Blythyn MS, Mark Isherwood MS and Rob Roberts MP- who also praised Cllr Maunders for his work over his year. Hannah Blythyn MS said: "I would like to thank Tim for all he has done - he has gone above and beyond and this is recognised and appreciated."

Mr Roberts said the former mayor has been spoken about everywhere he went "in the best terms".

Cllr Maunders has attended almost 150 events throughout his year in office, many in a variety of costumes - to the delight of residents and businesses.

True to Cllr Bithell's comments about him bringing his own style to the office, he brought laughter to the meeting by attending in an inflatable turkey suit.

He said despite the year's unexpected challenges brought about by covid-19, he'd had a "wonderful" time representing the town.