Newbury and Thatcham have welcomed in the mayors who will represent the two towns for the coming 12 months.
David Fenn takes over as the mayor of Newbury from Julian Swift-Hook, while Ellen Crumly is serving a second year for Thatcham.
Both were sworn in on Sunday, with ceremonies at Newbury’s Corn Exchange and Thatcham’s Frank Hutchings Community Hall.
Cllr Fenn said: “I feel this is an important position, and respect everything that happens in the town.
“The diary’s already building up with things such as the Berkshire Youth Games summer festival, there’ll be fetes to open and various other activities like that.
“The pre-school my granddaughter goes to has also invited me to visit in my full regalia, which should be good.”
He has chosen the Rosemary Appeal – fundraising for a new treatment centre at West Berkshire Community Hospital – and the 1st Wash Common scout hut renewal project as the causes he will be raising money for during the year.
Having been appointed mayor of Thatcham last year, Cllr Crumly was asked to take on the job again this time around.
She said: “I’ve been asked to do it again, and we had such fun the first time we thought we would do it all over again this year.
“You get to go to some fantastic events, and it was made more special by the fact the people of Thatcham are so kind, warm-hearted and talented, and the things we go to are really appreciated.
“Our first big event will be the fun day in the middle of June, a really big free event at Henwick so that’s what we’ll be working towards.”
Like Cllr Fenn, Cllr Crumly has also selected the Rosemary Appeal as one of her charities, along with the Thatcham-based Young People and Children First, which helps prevent disadvantaged children from becoming homeless.
Newbury’s deputy mayor for the coming year will be Margo Payne, while Jan Cover takes on the role for Thatcham.