Ottery councillor resigns

PUBLISHED: 12:07 17 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:16 17 June 2010

OTTERY town council is searching for a new recruit after losing two officials in two months.

OTTERY town council is searching for a new recruit after losing two officials in two months.

Following the resignation of north ward councillor Dr Robert Baker in November, Wst Hill representative Fred Thomas announced his decision to relinquish his civic duties last month.

Mr Thomas thanked council members for his "enjoyable but rather brief association" and passed on best wishes for a year that "could prove eventful to say the least."

The replacement process for Mr Thomas is in its early stages but a search is now underway for a successor to Dr Baker, whose north ward parish, which included Alfington, Escot, Gosford, Fenny Bridges and Thorne.

The deadline for applications is next Friday, January 23, the town council will then decide on Dr Baker's successor at a future meeting. Councillor Joy Richardson has taken over as the chairperson of the Ottery Working Group.

Anybody wishing to be considered or the councillor position can contact the town clerk at the town council office, Silver Street on (01404) 812252.


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