MANNINGTREE Rotary has welcomed their new president.

David Willis took over the presidency last Thursday at the Manningtree Stour Valley Rotary club handover meeting.

Mr Willis, a local businessman, was born and raised in the area and has been a Rotarian for five years.

He said: “I am excited to be able to continue to serve our local community through Rotary and am looking forward to the challenges that the next year will bring."