On the same evening as Cllr Miss Keeley Allin was introduced as the new Mayor of Great Torrington, the Council celebrated the introduction of the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Doug Smith. Whilst Doug is a relatively new Councillor, he has lived locally for the past 25 years and now retired, is keen to putting his energy to the community.
Doug has a wide range of experience and a passion for Global sustainability, initiated by his personal experience in diving in oceans worldwide. This is also demonstration by Doug’s Governors Role of Chair of the Sustainability Committee at GTS.
Doug is also keen to raise the town’s profile in respect of historical heritage and work towards improving what is currently deemed as inadequate transport services within and to and from the town.
Doug said, “One person cannot change the world but working together as a team, we can try to influence others and I am very much looking forward to working with Keeley and the Town Council as Councillor and Deputy Mayor over this next year.”