Coun John Spencer is the new chairman of Holbeach Parish Council.
During a meeting at Holbeach Methodist Church, Coun Spencer was chosen by fellow members to succeed outgoing chairman Coun Terry Harrington.
Coun Spencer, who had spent the past year as vice chairman, said: “Thank you very much for putting your confidence in me and I hope to carry on the work of my predecessor over the next 12 months.
“It won’t be an easy ride and, wherever possible, I would like to speak to the (council) members so we’re all in the picture and are best prepared when we come to the meetings.
“I hope to do my best to support you and the people of Holbeach.”
At the same meeting, Coun Isobel Hutchinson was chosen to be vice chairman in addition to her current role as chairman of the properties committee.