December 9 2013 Latest news:
Friday, September 6, 2013
The Mayor of Attleborough thanked people for their support as he stepped down from the post this week due to personal reasons.
Edd Wright announced his resignation on Monday after just four months in the post, citing illness in his family.
Deputy Mayor Julie Blyth will attend civic engagements until a new mayor is appointed.
“It is with much heartfelt regret that I find myself in this position to have to leave at this point in my long public service position,” Mr Wright said.
“I would like to thank all the hard working members of staff in the office and out in the grounds, and the town clerk Mark Broughton for all their hard work and dedication.
“My personal and family illness problems force me to cut my term short.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the council for their support through the years.” Mr Wright, who has resigned from the town council completely, was not present at a meeting on Monday evening, and the process will now begin to find his successor.
Attleborough town clerk, Mark Broughton, said: “We will now need to appoint a new mayor and that will take place on October 7.
“In the interim I will be asking for nominations from the councillors.
“They will serve for the rest of the civic year which will run until May next year.
“We would like to thank Edd for his service both as a councillor and as mayor.”
Mr Wright was unanimously voted into the position by the town council in May this year, taking over from outgoing mayor Sam Taylor.
Councillor Julie Blyth beat councillor Tony Crouch to the role of deputy mayor by 11 votes to two, which were cast in a secret ballot.
During his short time as mayor, Mr Wright attended engagements including the Brooklyn House summer fete.
He also tabled a motion at a meeting early into his mayoral career asking for a discussion on dress code, after he said some councillors were too casual at council meetings.