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Friday 7 May 2010

Road in Crewe named after much-loved Mayor’s Officer

A brand new road has been named after the long-serving Mayor’s Officer, John Mayman.

His role was an important one, as he was always by the Mayor’s side at any public event as their personal security, driver and as the keeper of the valuable Mayoral Chain.

Mayman Close takes pride of place at the entrance to a new housing association development in Ford Lane, Crewe.

The road was officially named on 4th May by the Mayor of Cheshire East, Councillor Margaret Simon, who knew John well.

John worked for the former Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council for 44 years, of which 28 years was spent in loyal service as the Mayor’s Officer.

He sadly passed away last year and leaves his widow, Marjorie, who was present at the naming ceremony.

She was delighted and honoured that John was to be remembered in this way in the town that he loved and served.

Councillor Simon, who is due to step down as Mayor on 12th May, said: “I am so pleased we are able to commemorate the service of such a wonderful man in this way. What a fantastic legacy and something he truly deserved.

“I was so keen to see this happen before I completed my own service. I wanted to see John’s life recognised in such a way and see his name remembered.”

The homes are being built by local developer, Markden City Homes Limited, and will comprise of new affordable homes for the local community.

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