Following the Annual Meeting of Bridgnorth Town Council Councillor Ron Whittle, the new Town Mayor and his Mayoress Councillor Mrs Carol Whittle welcomed in the new civic year with their Civic Service at St. Mary’s Church. Flagged by the Bridgnorth Guild of Freeman they welcomed civic dignitaries from neighbouring towns and local organisations to join them in the parade from the High Street to the Church. On a lovely sunny morning the town was woken up by the music of the Band of St. Gregory’s who marched in front of the parade. The Mayor on behalf of the Council spoke about the commitment of the Town Council to serve the town well in the new term of office and as part of the service said “Before God and you who are near us, we release anything we hold against you: we regret all we have done to harm you: we stand beside the wrong in our lives, and through God’s forgiveness we commit ourselves to serve you.” Refreshments were served after the service in Castle Hall with the cakes and scones made by Bridgnorth WI.