New Fylde Mayor Ben Aitken is ready for his term as the first citizen of Fylde as a capstone to his illustrious career as a councillor. 

The Ansdell representative was officially installed as successor to Councillor Elainer Silverwood on Wednesday 11 May 2022 at the Annual Meeting of the Council. This year saw a welcome return of the full ceremony and celebration to the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham after last year’s split venues due to coronavirus restrictions. 

Councillor Aitken declared as his chosen charities Trinity Hospice, the 1st Lytham Scout Group at St Cuthbert’s Church, and Fylde Citizens Advice Bureau, and hopes to be able to raise a wealth of funding for them throughout his term. 

Newly appointed Mayor, Cllr Ben Aitken, said: “It’s a great honour to be Fylde mayor, and I look forward to meeting lots of people in what is a very special year for events. These are all great causes and I hope we can raise lots of money for them. 

“Trinity does wonderful work, as does the Citizens Advice Bureau, and I helped extend its outreach service which is now available once again at the Town Hall. My children thoroughly enjoyed being involved with the 1st Scout Group and we hope to help it raise funds for rowing boats it wants to take out on Fairhaven Lake.” 

We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome the remaining members of the new Fylde Mayoral Team: 

Mayoress of Fylde 

Ms Bernadette Nolan 

Deputy Mayor of Fylde 

Cllr Alan Clayton – Medlar-with-Wesham Representative 

Deputy Mayoress of Fylde 

Mrs Helen Ementon 

We are very excited for the next 12 months and look forward to sharing any great news stories. Keep up to date with the Fylde Mayoral Team by following them on Facebook @FyldeMayoralTeam 

For more information on the chosen charities and community groups, please follow the links below: 

Trinity Hospice: 

Fylde Citizens Advice Bureau 


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