THE new Mayor of Poole was officially named in a special ceremony held at the Civic Centre yesterday.

Cllr Peter Adams, who represents the ward of Oakdale for the Conservatives, was named at the 766th Mayor to serve the town during the annual Mayor-Making ceremony, which is held in front of invited guests.

In his new role, Councillor Adams will chair all meetings of the full council of Poole, oversee all citizenship ceremonies, and will represent the town at many events throughout the year.

He will be assisted in his role by deputy mayor, Cllr Phil Eades, who served as Mayor for 2013/14 and Cllr Jo Clements, who was appointed as Sheriff, who has represented the Newtown ward since 2010.

After taking part in the ceremony, he said: “I will, to the best of my ability, uphold the traditions and dignity of this great office.

He added: “My wife, Brenda, and I look forward to meeting the many organisations and individuals who make Poole such a wonderful place.”

He has also chosen three charities and projects to support this year which include the YMCA Shore Ideas, which aims to help develop young entrepreneurs in the area, Hamworthy Scouts and Poole Young Carers.

First elected to the council in 2003, Cllr Adams has lived in Poole for the past 31 years with his wife, Brenda.

They have two children together and four grandchildren.

He is part of a number of committees including the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee, and the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee.