Town Mayor Cllr Deirdre McGeown and Deputy Town Mayor Cllr Neil Maher

Town Mayor Councillor Deirdre McGeown and Deputy Town Mayor Councillor Neil Maher

"Representing the residents of Westhoughton as Mayor is an honour and privilege.  When I moved to Westhoughton 19 years ago I never envisaged that I would have an opportunity to not only help people, but also to represent the residents of this wonderful community as Mayor.

"Last year I met so many lovely people, all doing their best to help others in this difficult time. I can honestly say it’s been a whirlwind and the memories will stay with me forever. I plan to spend the next year working with the many community groups in Westhoughton to help not only those who need it but also to encourage the many talented individuals to use their skills for their future and the future of Westhoughton.

"Councillor Neil Maher is a valuable and resourceful member of Westhoughton Council. This year he was appointed Deputy Mayor and I look forward to working together to pool our knowledge and ideas for the residents and businesses of Westhoughton. I’m sure it will be a great year."