Llandudno has a new mayor.

Councillor Francis Davies' time as mayor came to and end last month and cllr David Hawkins stepped into the role.

Mr Hawkins steps up to the role having been a town councillor for the past six years and said he is looking forward to this new challenge.

He said: "It is absolutely humbling to be able to represent Llandudno, it is such a beautiful town. I am looking forward to working with all the organisations within the town.

"As deputy mayor I he had a chance to get a bit of am insight , but the reality of it is the mayor is crazily busy so I don't think anything can prepare you for it."

He said he was looking forward the major events Llandudno had coming up including Armed Forces Day and the final stage of the Wales Rally GB, which he was sure would get the town's name out there even more than it is.

But he said it was the town's events he was most looking forward to including the Christmas parade, Victorian Extravaganza and most of all the the return visits with French sister city Wormhout.

Mr Hawkins moved to Llandudno with his wife, Amanda, and three children in 2002 and has loved life in the coastal town.

Outgoing mayor Mr Davies said he had a wonderful time in the role and had enjoyed meeting all the different people in the town.

He said he would but his time was up and said Mr Hawkins would be fantastic in the role. Mr Davies said he had enjoyed meeting all different people within the town and was looking forward to continuing to serve Llandudno as a town councillor.