Littlehampton has a new Mayor

Town Mayor Councillor Michelle Molloy

Councillor Michelle Molloy, who represents the River Ward, became First Citizen on the 13th May 2021. The new Mayor succeeds Councillor David Chace.

Speaking in a video released online addressing residents, the new Mayor said: “I am honoured to have been elected as the new Town Mayor of Littlehampton. I have lived in Littlehampton my whole life and am lucky to be raising my daughter in such a beautiful place, surrounded by a welcoming, friendly and passionate community. Even with all its faults, it is a beautiful Town. I am certain the year ahead will bring me many new experiences and challenges. All of which I will endeavour to embrace and carry out always with the best interest of our community and Town at the core of it.”

The Mayor is keen to increase communication between the Town Council and the public, especially the younger generation and is urging residents to get in touch with her and other Councillors if they have concerns they wish to raise.

The Town Mayor added: “I have been given a great opportunity to raise awareness and much-need funds for chosen charities and organisations during the Mayoral year. It is always tough, choosing a charity as we have so many worthy causes within our Town. The charities I have chosen are Arun Youth Projects, West Sussex Mind and The Arun Veterans and Armed Forces Breakfast Club. I chose these three charities for the work they do directly with our community in helping our residents with their mental health and wellbeing.”

The Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months and Mayor Elect is Councillor Jill Long who represents the Courtwick with Toddington Ward.

The Mayor will be using the Mayor of Littlehampton Facebook Page and a column in the Littlehampton Gazette to bring you news and keep you up to date with their work. Below you can watch a video of the new Mayor addressing residents and businesses of the Town. The Mayor would be delighted to hear from the public and you can contact them via email.