THE new Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane will attend the annual Civic Sunday service at a Basingstoke church on Sunday.

Councillor Roger Gardiner will attend the service which is being led by his chaplain for the year, Reverend Karen Wellman, at St Michael’s Church, in Church Square.

Cllr Gardiner said: “I would like to welcome any of the borough’s residents, of whatever faith, or none, to join me on this evening in a celebration of the spirit of volunteering.”

The service will begin at 6.30pm and any contributions made on the evening will go to the Mayor’s charities of the year – The Basingstoke Charities, Basingstoke Dial-a-Ride and Basingstoke Young Carers.