The vacant spot on the Cromwell Community Board is no more.

Newly-elected Cromwell Community Board member Bob Scott was officially sworn in at the CCB meeting last Thursday.

Mr Scott received 1086 votes, beating fellow candidate David George to fill the seat left vacant after the shock exit of Robin Dicey earlier this year.

Mr Scott was welcomed into the CCB by chairwoman Anna Harrison, who told him the board members were a friendly bunch who liked a bit of good-natured debate.