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Ex Mayor of Hunstanton Tony Bishopp Resigns from Hunstanton Town Council

Ex Mayor of Hunstanton Tony Bishopp Resigns from Hunstanton Town Council

On 14th October 2021 Tony Bishopp tendered his resignation from Hunstanton Town Council. This was a decision which he did not take lightly but which he arrived at after a number of considerations, not least the need to look after his own and his wife's, Joy's, health at this time.

The current Mayor and Chairman of Hunstanton Town Council Cllr Adrian Winnington stated "During Tony's years on the Town Council he gave a tremendous amount of his time and knowledge to help move it forward. He made significant contributions to the Council's work in the community, especially in his two terms as Mayor.

These took place during the Covid pandemic and despite having to shield he was able to work with other groups in the town to help put actions in place to protect and provide support for residents.

Among his initiatives were the 'Shop Local' campaign and the 'Mayors Christmas Gift Appeal'".

Cllr Winnington added "I personally know just how much commitment has to be made whilst being Mayor and Chairman of Hunstanton Town Council. I want to give sincere thanks to Tony for all he has done for the Council and Hunstanton, and wish him and Joy all the best for the future".

Deputy Mayor Cllr Maureen commented "Tony will be a massive loss to the Council, he was dedicated and gave his all to the role and helping the community. I feel privileged to have worked alongside him on the Council over the last few years.

The Town Clerk Jan Roomes added "I would like to echo the comments made by the Mayor Cllr Adrian Winnington & Deputy Mayor Cllr Maureen Howard and personally thank Tony for his hard work, dedication and undying support during his term in office. Tony's departure will leave a huge hole in Hunstanton Town Council".

If, after 14 days from the 14th October 2021, no request has been signed by ten local government electors to call an election and presented to the Proper Officer at BCKLWN, Hunstanton Town Council will take the necessary steps to fill this and the 4 additional vacancies by co-option.

Posted: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:53 by Jan Roomes

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