THE first mayor and deputy mayor to serve Magor and Undy have been elected following the creation of a new town council.

A new town council has been formed following changes made by the Boundary Commission for Wales and Monmouthshire County Council.

At the first annual meeting of Magor with Undy Town Council earlier this month, members appointed the first mayor and deputy mayor.

Previously, the community council appointed a chairman and vice-chairman.

Cllr Carole Hopkins was chosen as the first mayor, with Cllr Frances Taylor elected as deputy mayor.

Cllr Hopkins, a resident of Magor for more than 30 years, has been a community councillor for many years, and has been chairwoman of the community council several times.

She said: “I am deeply honoured that you have chosen me to be the first mayor of Magor with Undy.

“I am, and always have been totally committed to the needs of the community, and will continue to work for the benefit of the community, ensuring I do the job of mayor justice.”

Cllr Hopkins paid tribute to the work of outgoing chairman, Cllr John Crook, who has been newly elected to Monmouthshire County Council for the Magor East with Undy ward.

She added: “I trust that as a new town council, we will work together as a team to achieve the council’s mission statement “to conserve and improve Magor with Undy as an attractive and sustainable place in which to live, visit and do business”.