May proved to be quite a month for Horncastle councillor Bill Aron.
First, he was installed as the new chairman of Lincolnshire County Council and a few days later, he and partner, Amanda Job, visited Buckingham Palace to attend a garden party hosted by the Queen.
Coun Aron and Ms Job received the invitation as the chairman and lady of the county council.
He said: “We had a very pleasant afternoon in the grounds of Buckingham Palace and managed to see a glimpse of the queen during her walk-about.”
It was the second time the pair have visited the Palace.