THE Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Maurice Perry, is inviting the Borough’s residents to join him at the Mayor’s Parade and Sunday Service which takes place on Sunday 4 June.

This annual event will see the new Mayor and other civic dignitaries process up Stockton High Street before the Mayor takes the Act of Dedication to the People of the Borough in a special open air service at Parish Gardens.

The Mayor’s Sunday Service will be led by Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Martin Anderson and Reverend Mark Miller, from Stockton Parish Church. Members of the public who wish to attend the service should come along to Parish Gardens for 10.30am.

Those wishing to watch or follow the Mayor’s parade should meet south of The Shambles Market Hall from 10.15am where the parade will form up. From there the parade, led by the Salvation Army Band, will travel up the High Street. At 10.45am, The Mayor and his party will join the parade finally leading it into Parish Gardens where the civic procession will be welcomed into the service.

Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Maurice Perry, said: “I’m very much looking forward to taking the special Act of Dedication to the People of the Borough in Stockton as it is a major occasion for any Mayor taking up their position.

“It’d be great to see any residents from across the Borough who want to come along and follow the parade and join us at the service. I look forward to welcoming you there.”

During the service the Mayor will also introduce representatives from his chosen charities – Cleveland Alzheimer’s Residential Centre Ltd, Motor Neurone Association and Meningitis Now.