A new chairman has been appointed for North Tyneside Council.
Labour councillor Tommy Mulvenna takes over the chain of office from colleague Janet Hunter and will be in the role for the next 12 months.
As well as carrying out the civic role for the council, the chairman nominates a charity to be the focus of support for their year of tenure.
Coun Mulvenna has chosen the North Tyneside-based Tim Lamb Children’s Centre, run by charity Pathways4all.
He said: “It’s a great honour to be announced as the next chair and I am thoroughly looking forward to the role.
“Coun Hunter has done a remarkable job over the last year.
“I’m also trilled to be supporting the Tim Lamb Children’s Centre – a local organisation providing specialist play facilities for disabled children. I’m already planning a number of events to support this wonderful charity.”
Coun Hunter said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure and having the opportunity to meet so many wonderful residents, young people, community organisations and local businesses.
“I’m also delighted to announce that I have raised over £8,500 for my two chosen charities, with one last fundraising event still to come.
“Both Help for Heroes and the Injured Rugby Players Foundation are very close to my heart and I am pleased I have been able to help them in this way.”
Gary Bell, a councillor for Killingworth ward, is the new deputy chairman.