The new mayor of South Woodham Ferrers has been elected.

The town council elected Alan Shearring, who represents Chetwood as the new mayor for this year.

His deputy will be Jackie Birch.

The mayor and his deputy have jointly chosen Dogs Trust as South Woodham Ferrers Town Council's Charity of the Year.

Mr Shearring and Mrs Birch have taken over from Peter Wyatt and Kevin Golding respectively as mayor and deputy.