New Mayor of Grantham receives chains of office

Coun Linda Wootten is the new Mayor of Grantham. Photo: Toby Roberts
Coun Linda Wootten is the new Mayor of Grantham. Photo: Toby Roberts
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Grantham has a new mayor following last night’s mayor-making ceremony.

Coun Linda Wootten received the chains of office from outgoing Mayor Coun Jacky Smith at the ceremony held in the council chamber in St Peter’s Hill.

Coun Linda Wootten is 'dragged' out of the council chamber at the mayor making ceremony.

Coun Linda Wootten is 'dragged' out of the council chamber at the mayor making ceremony.

Coun Mike Cook becomes her deputy. Coun Cook has been deputy before but had to give up the position after suffering a heart attack.

Following many years of tradition, Coun Wootten was ‘dragged’ from the chamber to get ready for her new role.

The new Mayor of Grantham Coun Linda Wootten with husband Coun Ray Wootten.

The new Mayor of Grantham Coun Linda Wootten with husband Coun Ray Wootten.

New Mayor of Grantham Coun Linda Wootten with husband Coun Ray Wootten and her Deputy Mayor Coun Mike Cook and his wife Marjorie.

New Mayor of Grantham Coun Linda Wootten with husband Coun Ray Wootten and her Deputy Mayor Coun Mike Cook and his wife Marjorie.

Coun Jacky Smith at the mayor making ceremony before handing over the chains of office.

Coun Jacky Smith at the mayor making ceremony before handing over the chains of office.