Hunstanton Town Council ‘sorry to lose’ new councillor after just one year

Hunstanton Town Council ‘sorry to lose’ new councillor after just one year
January 2020 when Mayor Cllr Tony Bishopp and Councillors Robert Corby, Wendy Croucher, Verity Jowett and Michael Ruston visited the Hunstanton detachment of the Army Cadet Force

Hunstanton Town Council said goodbye to Councillor Verity Jowett after accepting her formal resignation from the role on Tuesday 1st September.

Councillor Jowett joined the council in May 2019 and led the organisation of the inaugural Festive Funday Christmas Lights Switch On event and has since been actively involved in contributing to community engagement projects including supporting the local care homes during the coronavirus pandemic and the development of the Neighbourhood Plan which is due to be taken to referendum next May.

Councillor Jowett said “I loved the challenge of putting the Christmas event on for the town with the help of many committed local volunteer residents last year, and am sorry to be leaving after completing only just over a year of my four year tenure. However, having experienced working within the confines of a local council structure, I have come to realise I can be more effective outside of those restrictions hence my decision to leave which has not been an easy one”.

She added “I very much admire those of my fellow councillors who manage to achieve so much for Hunstanton when so many limitations are placed on them and I shall miss their company and commitment to the town. I hope that I can continue to work with them in a different capacity on new projects and existing projects and be all the more effective because of it.”

Mayor Tony Bishopp said “We are sorry to lose Verity after what seems like a very short time, but respect her decision and thank her for all her hard work, dedication and enthusiasm since she joined us. We all very much hope to be working with her again in the future and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”

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