THE Mayor of Taunton Deane, Dave Durdan, hosted a black tie dinner and dance at the Taunton Rugby Club in Hyde Park, Bathpool.

Around 100 guests enjoyed an evening of wining, dining and dancing.

Several members of Cllr Durdan’s family attended, including his 14-year-old granddaughter, Sophie, who gave a surprise performance for her granddad.

Cllr Durdan said: “It was an excellent civic event with around 100 people turning up and having a lot of fun; Renee had me up dancing and everything.

“I didn’t know this at the time, but my granddaughter, Sophie, had planned to sing in front of everyone and it was very nice.”