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Former Haverhill, Withersfield and Wickhambrook councillors honoured for long service




Councillor Derek Redhead, seen here cutting the ribbon to open Wickhambrook childrens play area, was one of nine to receive a long service award from St Edmundsbury Borough Council.'' ENGANL00120130617115845
Councillor Derek Redhead, seen here cutting the ribbon to open Wickhambrook childrens play area, was one of nine to receive a long service award from St Edmundsbury Borough Council.'' ENGANL00120130617115845

Councillors who served Haverhill, Withersfield and Wickhambrook on St Edmundsbury Council are among nine honoured for their public service.

At St Edmundsbury’s full council meeting on Tuesday last week (22), the awards were made to:

Philip French, Haverhill North and Haverhill South wards, 12 years. Adam Whittaker, Haverhill West, 12 years. Robert Clifton Brown, Withersfield, 26 years and Derek Redhead, Wickhambrook, 20 years.

Leader of the council Cllr John Griffiths said: “The time, the commitment and dedication that each of these former councillors gave to serve the best interests of their local residents, to raise their concerns, to tackle the local issues that were affecting people’s lives, and to vote in the key decisions that affect the whole of the borough, deserves to be recognised.

“Each of these served their local electorate for at least three terms and I am delighted to see them honoured in this way. Once again wish them all the best in their life after public service with St Edmundsbury.”

A vote of thanks was also given to (Echo circulation area only) Maureen Byrne, Anne Gower, the late Paul McManus, Marion Rushbrook and Dorothy Whittaker.



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