Peter Morgan was named mayor of Godmanchester almost a month ago but already has high hopes to promote the town to the wider area.

Cllr Morgan, who previously served as deputy mayor for two years, has made it clear that he wants to strive forward to improve the town and its appeal.

"I didn't expect to become mayor, but it was great to be elected unanimously. Since taking up the role it has been very different and has kept me very busy.

"We, as a council, are desperately trying to get Godmanchester promoted and we've got an interesting year ahead to look forward to in doing so."

Throughout his time in the post Cllr Morgan will be working through a programme of improvements that have been earmarked by the council, these include a new arboretum on the town's recreation ground and continue upgrading Queen Elizabeth School Hall, in Post Street.

"Now with the community infrastructure levy that we will get from the government we have money available to move the town forward," said Cllr Morgan.

As a keen walker, Cllr Morgan joined the town council in 2011 after being unhappy with the state of the town and wanted to do something to keep it "neat and tidy".

Deputy mayor for the year ahead is Councillor Sarah Conboy.