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Community comes together in memory of parking inspector

PUBLISHED: 16:00 01 June 2018

Michele Earp cuts the ribbon on a memorial bench for Colin Burrows, who was a popular customer at Gilly B's food van. PHOTO: Gillian Bray.

Michele Earp cuts the ribbon on a memorial bench for Colin Burrows, who was a popular customer at Gilly B's food van. PHOTO: Gillian Bray.

Gillian Bray

A community has come together in memory of a popular parking inspector.

Gillian Bray and Derek Burrows sit on the memorial bench for Colin Burrows they contributed to. PHOTO: Sophie SmithGillian Bray and Derek Burrows sit on the memorial bench for Colin Burrows they contributed to. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

Gillian Bray, of Gilly B’s catering unit in Wymondham, arranged and helped pay for a memorial bench to be made for Colin Burrows, a parking inspector from Hales who died of a heart attack aged 53 on January 9, 2018.

She said: “Colin used to come every day for his cup of tea. A lot of our customers are in shock. He was just a decent man.”

A ribbon was cut on May 25 at the bench, which is next to Gilly B’s on Ayton Road by Michele Earp, a colleague and friend of Mr Burrows.

The memorial bench for Colin Burrows. PHOTO: Sophie SmithThe memorial bench for Colin Burrows. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

Mr Burrows’ father Derek Burrows, 85, who contributed £100 to the bench, said: “He was loved by everyone that met him. What’s happened today is amazing, he would have liked this.”

Mark Redhead of Wymondham Furniture Warehouse donated the plaque and Allen Collins, James Smith and Scott Hay from Wymondham Town Team laid the concrete.

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