OTLEY’S Town Mayor is keen to visit more people and places before her term ends.

Councillor Mary Vickers met lots of schoolchildren, shopkeepers and charity workers during 2018 when she also visited local retirement homes and RAF Menwith Hill.

She also held, and supported, a number of events for her two chosen charities - Behind Closed Doors and the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of Otley Parish Church.

Cllr Vickers said: “I’d like to visit more organisations and retirement homes before May, and will gladly accept any invitations.

“It has been a cherished duty for me as mayor to devote time to supporting Behind Closed Doors – which supports vulnerable adults and children who suffer domestic abuse - and the Scout troop at Burras Lane, whose hut has a badly leaking roof. If you wish to support either cause you can send a cheque to the Mayor’s Secretary at Otley Core, on Orchard Gate, making it payable to Otley Mayor’s Charity.

“So many people have already been very generous but I’d love to see how much more we can raise. I’ve organised some coffee mornings for the coming months and a large book sale, in May, at the Buttercross.”

She added: “To end my year I will be holding a ball in May, with tickets on sale at the Core and the date to be advertised. All proceeds will be shared between the charities.”