NEYLAND councillors enjoyed a well-attended service at St Clement’s Church on Sunday (July 13), marking the official start of the mayor’s year in office.

Neyland Ladies’ Choir sang two items and the Neyland town anthem, and the organist was Peter Griffiths.

The service was conducted by the Rev Alan Chadwick, the mayor's chaplain.

Mayors from Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Narberth Milford Haven and Haverfordwest, the Sheriff of Haverfordwest, College Principal, Commanding officer of the 14th Signals, Brawdy, all attended along with representatives of the cadet force and Dyfed-Powys police.

Also in attendance were Cllr Tom Richards, chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council, and deputy chairman Cllr Wyn Evans.

This is the sixth time Cllr Hancock has taken on the role of mayor, and has said he is looking forward to helping develop ‘the community that he loves’.

A councillor for 27 years, he chairs the Neyland Youth Project and Neyland Ahead Community Association, is treasurer of Age Concern Neyland and Honorary President of the Brunel Festival Association, Neyland Ladies Choir and Neyland Judo Club.