Godmanchester's new mayor has sights set on FairTrade status

GODMANCHESTER S new mayor, Cllr Malcolm Cohen, has set his sights on getting the town FairTrade status and creating new facilities for youths. Cllr Cohen, who has lived in the town for 14 years, said: I really want to do something for the youth. I want t

GODMANCHESTER'S new mayor, Cllr Malcolm Cohen, has set his sights on getting the town FairTrade status and creating new facilities for youths.

Cllr Cohen, who has lived in the town for 14 years, said: "I really want to do something for the youth. I want to hear from youngsters to see what they would like to see in the town and work with them to achieve this. But I am aware this will be an ongoing process and not happen overnight."

In addition Cohen would like to help the town secure FairTrade status.

He said: "We have a very good Co-operative store and the St Mary's Church shop, who both work hard to promote FairTrade products in the town."

His chosen charities for the year will be Help for Heroes and The Hunts Post New Life Appeal, which raises money for Hinchingbrooke Hospital's maternity unit and special care baby unit.

Outgoing mayor Cllr Graham Wilson raised �2,500 for the Richmond Fellowship.

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The charity, which has an office in Mill Yard, Godmanchester, provides support to people with mental health problems.

Cllr David Brown is the new deputy mayor.

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