Civic welcome for mayor

Mayor of Chorley Coun Doreen Dickinson with her consort Peter Vickers
Mayor of Chorley Coun Doreen Dickinson with her consort Peter Vickers

Chorley town centre came to a standstill to welcome the borough’s First Citizen.

Coun Doreen Dickinson has been installed as the Mayor of Chorley and a civic parade was held on Sunday.

Dignitaries left Chorley Town Hall to walk around the town centre and to St Laurence’s Church for a service.

Coun Dickinson has represented Lostock for 16 years.

She has also been a school governor at Bretherton Endowed and Coppull primary schools and has served on the parochial church council at Bretherton Church.

Her consort will be son Peter Vickers, a civil engineer and father to two boys.

During her mayoral year she will support charities St Catherine’s Hospice, North West Air Ambulance and Alzheimer’s Society.

Coun Dickinson said: “It’s a huge privilege to be Chorley’s First Citizen and I’m really looking forward to meeting as many people as possible, who live, work and volunteer in our borough.”