The new Consul General of the Republic of Poland, Lukasz Lutostanski, met the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Kevin Cluskey during a recent visit to Southport Town Hall.

Mr Lutostanski, a father-of-two who studied at Warsaw University, has just taken up his four year post and is based in Manchester.

As part of a tour of the civic buildings, he met the Mayor and Mayoress of Sefton and Sefton Council Chief Executive, Margaret Carney.

Also present during the visit were Richard and Beata Kowalski, who represent the Anglo Polish Society in Southport.

Sefton has strong links with Poland and has been twinned with the city of Gdansk since 1993.

Following the meeting, the Consul General laid a wreath at the Polish Memorial in the Memorial Gardens by the Cenotaph. The group later had refreshments at the Restaurant Gdansk based in Southport.

 Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Kevin Cluskey, said: “It was a real honour to welcome the new Consul General of the Republic of Poland to Sefton and Southport Town Hall.

“Hopefully the meeting recognised the links with Sefton Council and the wider Polish community, many who have settled or work within the borough.

“Having met Mr Lutostanski I would like to wish him all the best for the future in his new role and am sure he was impressed with all that Sefton has to offer.”

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