Last Wednesday evening, Councillor Tim Gill was installed as the new mayor of Ludlow at the Assembly Rooms. Anyone who knows Tim, knows that when he speaks about local issues, he tells it as it is. His inaugural speech was no different. Mayor Gill said taking on services from Shropshire Council remained a challenge for the town council. He condemned the council’s continuing clampdown on evening parking in the town centre and the planned closure of Brand Lane for three days.