Once again I have the honour of being Mayor of this wonderful town, and it is a wonderful town. It has, art, culture, history and tradition, but most if all it has a heart. Tourism is growing rapidly and must be encouraged, to enable others to share our heritage and therefore support our local businesses. The town also welcomes people to enjoy many fun events. The Street Festivals, the Christmas Lantern Parade and our fantastic Carnival events, including the Confetti Battle. The only one of its type in England. These are just some of our traditional events that are put on by volunteers for the enjoyment of others and they must be allowed to continue.
I will also keep fighting for an Urgent Care Centre that has been promised to the town, and affordable homes for the people of Devizes. Traffic congestion, parking and air pollution are some of the other problems which must be faced head on.
This year for my Mayoral Charities, I will be working for Prostate Cancer Research and for the Firefighters Charity, both of which can affect our lives in many ways.
Having been born and raised in Devizes I feel deeply about this town and will do all in my power to uphold its traditions and to promote it in any way possible. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in the forthcoming year.
Councillor Mrs Jane Burton
Mayor of Devizes