Published: 12 May 2009

left to right, Mr Simon Price, Sheriff; Councillor Terry Thomas, Mayor; Councillor Christopher Spruce, Deputy Mayor.

Over 130 civic leaders, councillors and guests gathered at the Guildhall on Monday evening 11 May 2009 to witness the investiture of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Sheriff of the City for 2009/10.

The new Mayor, Councillor Terry Thomas, paid tribute to the work of the outgoing Mayor, Councillor Mark Warfield and pledged to work hard to represent the citizens of Lichfield and uphold the ancient traditions of the City, during his year of office. Councillor Thomas and his family have been involved in the life of the City for 37 years and he represents the Chadsmead Ward on the City Council. His has chosen to support one national and one local charity during his Mayoral Year and these are the British Heart Foundation, and the Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust.

The new Deputy Mayor is Councillor Christopher Spruce. In accepting his office Councillor Spruce expressed appreciation for the support received from fellow councillors and assured the Mayor of his wholehearted support during the year ahead.

Completing the civic team is the Sheriff of Lichfield, Mr Simon Price. Every few years the City Council selects a Sheriff from outside of its ranks to fill this important position and this year well-respected local businessman, Mr Simon Price, Chief Executive of Arthur Price of England, has been elected.