MAYOR of Sherborne, councillor Peter Rhodes, is looking forward to what 2013 holds in store for the town.
For Mr Rhodes, last year was a busy one to say the least.
He attended hundreds of events in Sherborne and across Dorset, organised charity occasions and continued with his usual council work.
He said a particular highlight was involving 300 primary school pupils for the Sherborne Mini Games sports tournament, in honour of the 2012 Olympics, despite the threat of heavy rain.
And so far, 2013 seems even busier.
Fresh from a reception honouring the sportsmanship of two Sherborne Olympians, Mr Rhodes is planning the second instalment of his popular fish and chip quiz nights to take place on March 20.
The evening will raise money for the Rendezvous Youth Centre and the Sherborne Over-50s group and will include a raffle.
A designer watch, from Hudson and Hall, is already planned to be auctioned off on the evening to help the youth centre.
An afternoon of bridge is also planned on March 27 to raise money for charity Shine, which helps those affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
Mr Rhodes will round off the year with a grand charity ball at the Digby Hall, Hound Street, on April 27, with food provided by The Eastbury Hotel, a silent auction and entertainment.
Proceeds will be donated to the Sherborne branch of Save the Children, a charity he has supported for nearly 40 years by helping to fundraise.
Mr Rhodes wished everyone health and happiness for the new year.
He said: “We are a very close-knit community who work hard to keep our town thriving. The town council and I want you all to know that we are here to serve the community and you are always welcome to contact us or attend our monthly meetings.”
For information, contact Sherborne Town Council on 01935 812807.