Community News: A message from our new Town Mayor, Councillor John Rees

A message from our new Town Mayor, Councillor John Rees

I feel honoured and humbled as I begin my term as Mayor and I am very much looking forward to the next 12 months, continuing to work with the Town Council for the people of Royston.

My wife and I moved to Royston from a West London suburb 9 years ago when I retired from a stressful job with Transport for London. We chose Royston because of its quiet rural location, yet within easy reach of larger towns and with good rail links to London. Soon after we moved here we found ourselves in a very friendly and easy going environment and I actually got to know my neighbours. It wasn’t long before I became aware of the strength of the local community and how precious the town is to its residents. Over the last nine years I have become more and more involved with the local community and was lucky to be elected to the Town Council in 2022.

As your Mayor, I look forward to working on your behalf and intend to do my utmost to be even more involved with the community and businesses of Royston. I will have a relevant presence on social media, and I will host a show on Royston Radio ‘The Mayor’s Notebook’ to highlight my Mayoral activity, upcoming events, as well as keeping you updated on the Town Council’s activities and decisions.

My chosen charities for this civic year will be:

The Mayor’s Community Trust Fund and Home Start – Royston, Buntingford & South Cambs.

I am very excited to begin serving the community of Royston as Mayor.

Councillor John Rees
May 2024