MAYOR'S MESSAGE 2013
It was a tremendous honour and surprise to be asked to undertake a second term of town Mayor by my colleagues on the Town Council.
During my first term in office three years ago I enjoyed visiting and supporting local Devizes people and their organisations. This town of ours should be proud of what it achieves within such a relatively small community. Whether its providing activities for young people, supporting those who need a little help, or delivering a plethora of entertainment encompassing genres of every taste, there is something for everyone. Since my first year in office, I can now safely say to people who tell me there is nothing to do in Devizes, “you need to get out more”.
During this year in office I plan to build on this and therefore if you run an organisation, which few people have heard about, then let me know and together we can spread the word.
Deciding which charities to support has been a really difficult job. As I have already mentioned, there are so many of you doing a brilliant job to make our community a special place. In the end, I have chosen Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Canons House and Wiltshire Young Carers. All of these charities do sterling work for the people of Devizes and I look forward to trying to raise lots of money on their behalf.
I will again do my best to serve our town and our people throughout my Mayoral year and I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can.
Councillor Pete Smith