Swapping the chains of office in North Norfolk proves a hefty task
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The new chairman of North Norfolk District Council said it was 'quite humbling' to take on the role.
Richard Shepherd became the new chairman at a full council meeting on Wednesday, May 24.
His predecessor John Lee, who bowed out at the meeting, said it had been 'the best year' of his life.
The new vice-chairman of the council is Roy Reynolds, who takes over from Mr Shepherd.
Mr Shepherd said: 'It's quite humbling. If I can do half as well as John, I will be well satisfied. I will now be representing all of us in North Norfolk.'
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He said that, in the light of the Manchester bombing, he had chosen two charities for the year to fundraise for, that protected children.
He added: 'They will be East Anglia Children's Hospices and Nelson's Journey.'
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Mr Lee said: 'I cannot believe it's been a year. It's been a pleasure and an honour and the best year of my life.'