New mayor hopes to see progress on town’s key issues

The new mayor of Sudbury has said he will dedicate himself to keeping the town thriving.

Adrian Osborne was elected to the role by fellow councillors during a meeting at Sudbury Town Hall on Tuesday night.

Mr Osborne, from Waldingfield Road, succeeds outgoing mayor Jack Owen.

“I am very proud to take up office and will dedicate myself to helping the town keep its vitality,” he said.

Mr Osborne, who has been married to wife Jan – also a town councillor – for 43 years, said he was keen to see progress on a number of big issues in the year ahead.

“It is my strong hope that during the next 12 months we will see the completion of the health centre and movement on the Hamilton Road project and the issue of traffic management,” said Mr Osborne, who was previously mayor in 2009.

He also thanked Mr Owen for his time as mayor, describing him as a “great ambassador” for Sudbury.

“I have been inspired by his energy and dedication,” said Mr Osborne.

Mr Owen, from Catesby Meadow, congratulated his successor on his appointment and said it had been a pleasure to be mayor.

“It has been a wonderful experience and I have been proud to represent Sudbury,” he said. “I believe it is a truly great place to live.”

Robert Spivey was chosen as deputy mayor. He said it was an honour to take up the position.