Lisburn Mayor Councillor James Tinsley, with
his wife Margaret and children Anna and James.
DUP Councillor James Tinsley has became Lisburn's youngest
Having served on Lisburn City Council for
eight years, representing the Killultagh area, Mr Tinsley is
delighted to take on the role of first citizen of the city.
Despite only being in office for a few days,
Mr Tinsley has had a busy start to his year as Mayor and has had
just a taste of what his term in office will be like.
Engagements during his first weekend
representing the people of Lisburn included attending the Lord
Mayor's Dinner in Belfast, enjoying a family fun day at Thiepval
Barracks, visiting Knockagh War Memorial and attending a UDR
Anticipating his year in office, Mr Tinsley
said: "I am really looking forward to the challenge.
"I have a young family and I am hoping to
include them in as many of my engagements as possible.
"I want to continue to move the city
forward," he continued. "I will be promoting Lisburn whenever I
The new Mayoress, Mrs Margaret Tinsley, said
she was also looking forward to the year ahead, when she would
support her husband as much as possible.
"Everyone is determined to give as much help and
support to James as possible to make sure every commitment is
fulfilled," she added. "It is going to be very enjoyable as we
love talking to people and meeting new people that we may not
have otherwise met." Mr Tinsley will be supported throughout his
year in office by newly elected Deputy Mayor, Ulster Unionist
Councillor Ronnie Crawford. Mr Crawford said
he was delighted to be Deputy Mayor, and added: "I will give the
Mayor my full support during his term."
Make A Wish chosen as Mayor's charity
LISBURN'S new Mayor, Councillor James Tinsley
has chosen the Make A Wish Foundation as his charity for the
Throughout his term the Mayor will host
events to raise money and help to raise the profile of the
charity, which works throughout Northern Ireland to grant wishes
to children fighting life threatening illneses.
Explaining his reasons for choosing the
charity, Mr Tinsley said: "There are so many worthy charities
but I wanted a charity that works within Lisburn with young
Darren Fowler, Make A Wish Foundation's
Northern Ireland Manager, thanked Mr Tinsley for choosing the
group, which is celebrating its 21st anniversary.
Encouraging local people to get involved,
Darren said: "We don't have a team in Lisburn so we are trying
to build up a team of volunteers who will help to grant wishes
and raise money for the charity"
If you would like to get involved with the
Make A Wish Foundation in Lisburn, contact Darren Fowler on 9050