The Mayor at Corporation Road Primary School
There's a new star in the local blogosphere this evening with the launch of the Mayor of Darlington's blog.
Strictly speaking, Cllr. Marian Swift's webpage isn't a blog in the accepted sense of the word, but she will be updating it regularly to give residents an idea of the work she and Mayoress Jenny Swift (her daughter) undertake around the Borough on a daily basis.
Overseen by staff in the Town Hall, the blog will stay strictly neutral on the subject of September's referendum on whether or not we should abandon our 140 year old ceremonial mayoralty. It will however, I'm sure provide a useful reference point for residents wanting to understand the strenuous duties undertaken by this Mayor, and her predecessors down the years.
Check it out for yourself. I've also provided a link on the right (in the 'Non-Aligned' section as Darlington ceremonial Mayor is of course non-political). Do scroll down the page when you get there - for some reason the DBC website pushes down text whenever there is an accompanying photograph.