VIVIENNE Stock-Williams has been appointed the new Mayor of Wellington.

Cllr Stock-Williams replaced Andrew Govier at the town council meeting on Monday (May 14), having previously served as Deputy Mayor.

In 2003, she became a town councillor for Wellington West following a spell in both medical and business research.

Cllr Stock-Williams also became a Taunton Deane councillor in 2007 where she represents Rockwell Green and West Wellington.

She is heavily involved in the allotments, community safety and environment committees, as well as being a school governor and active in several organisations.

And Cllr Stock-Williams told the County Gazette: “I would like to thank my fellow councillors for electing me as the first female Mayor and also Andrew and his wife.

“It's an honour and I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that it will present in the coming months.

“My focus is on pride in Wellington. Pride in our heritage, pride in people, pride in businesses, school, and voluntary organisations, and pride in working together for the wellbeing of the community.”