New mayor revs-up for fundraising

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Belper’s new mayor, councillor Deborah Biss, has been sworn-in.

The Milford resident takes over the reins from Mark Robertson and and immediately announced a year of fundraising for the town’s Drop Inn youth centre.

The keen motorcyclist plans to roar round a racetrack astride a 650cc machine and is keen to find sponsors.

She usually rides a 250cc motorbike and said:”It only does 50mph but I plan to go a bit quicker on the track.”

Cllr Biss will take part in The Festival of a Thousand Bikes at Mallory Park on July 13 along with husband Michael - named as mayor’s consort.