A new mayor has been elected for 2022/23 in Earley at the Town Council’s recent annual meeting. 

Councillor for Maiden Erlegh ward, Cllr Tahir Maher, was selected and presented the mayoral chain by the outgoing mayor, Cllr Anne Bassett. 

The incumbent mayor has selected Arthritis Matters as his chosen charity for the municipal year, a local charity which works to support people suffering from arthritis. 

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Cllr Tahir Maher, who had previously served as Deputy Town Mayor, said of his appointment: “I am honoured and proud to be elected Mayor of Earley. It is a great privilege and responsibility, and I look forward to serving our residents and engaging with our community over the coming year.  

Earley has a lot to be proud of, not least its diverse community groups and volunteer organisations that support residents.  

At the same meeting, Cllr Caroline Smith, councillor for Radstock Ward, was elected as the new deputy town mayor for the coming year.