OUTGOING West Norfolk Mayor David Whitby has been presented with a portrait of himself to round off his year of civic duty.

The portrait, taken by photographer Paul Tibbs, will hang in Lynn Town Hall alongside those of the borough’s former mayors.

Mr Whitby, ward member for Clenchwarton, is due to hand over the chains of  office to Carol Bower, the current deputy borough mayor, next week.

During his time as mayor, Mr Whitby attended a wide range of events and raised money for the Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company throughout the year.

Posing for the official portrait is a tradition for serving mayors and the work was commissioned by Your Local Paper.

Alan Taylor, YLP’s managing director, presented the framed portrait to Mr Whitby at Lynn Town Hall on Wednesday.

“I am always so honoured to be involved,” Mr Taylor said. “It is a fantastic portrait and very well-deserved. Our borough mayors do wonderful work and it is important we celebrate that.”