New Pock mayor hopes to support town businesses

Pocklington’s new mayor, Cllr Richard Bryon, is hoping to provide support to the town’s businesses as they reopen following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 10:41 am
Pocklington’s new mayor, Cllr Richard Bryon, said helping town businesses is the main priority.

Cllr Bryon has taken over from Cllr Dean Hodgson after the recent town council meeting.

The new deputy mayor will be Cllr Steve McCann.

Cllr Bryon said: “What we have to concentrate on is supporting the town businesses, shops, and cafes in Pocklington as we come out of this pandemic.

“Using our grounds team we will be making sure the town is as tidy as possible, while also pushing East Riding of Yorkshire Council along to make sure they are doing what they should be.

“Along with creating flower displays, we will also be encouraging people to shop local if they can.

“The council hopes to re-launch the town bus service on Tuesday, June 22.

“We are also working on a new environmental policy to slow the impact on natural areas and make sure any activities we hold does not have a detrimental effect on the environment.

“The council meetings will revert from being virtual ones in June which I am looking forward to. It’s better to meet people face to face.”

Outgoing mayor Cllr Hodgson said in his Facebook post: “My time as mayor has come to the end after three years.

“Your new mayor is Cllr Richard Bryon and I wish him every success.

“I would also like to thank all those that have supported me in the role over all that time, residents and councillors.”