Sudbury: New mayor Rob Spivey wants to twin the town with Yanfolila in Mali

New Sudbury mayor Rob Spivey wants to informally twin the town with Yanfolila in Mali

New Sudbury mayor Rob Spivey wants to informally twin the town with Yanfolila in Mali - Credit: Archant

Sudbury’s new mayor has started his tenure with an ambitious plan to twin the town with Yanfolila in Mali.

Rob Spivey took the reins at a mayor-making ceremony on Tuesday, having served as deputy last year.

Mr Spivey will be supporting four charities during his year in office – Homestart, the Stroke Association, the Alzheimer’s Society and the Mali Development Group (MDG).

He is vice-chairman of the MDG and said the link would benefit both parties.

“We could have an informal twinning arrangement with the a village in Mali, so we could exchange views and people would get to learn what goes on in Mali and what goes on in Sudbury,” he said.


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