New mayor elected in Attleborough

Jeremy Burton, the new Mayor of Attleborough.

Jeremy Burton, the new Mayor of Attleborough. - Credit: Archant

A building society area manager has been elected Attleborough's new mayor.

Jeremy Burton, who was deputy mayor in the last term, was voted to the market town's top job by a show of hands at the town council's annual meeting yesterday at Attleborough Town Hall.

Mr Burton, 57, said he was delighted about taking over from former mayor Tony Perkins.

He said: 'I'm delighted to be elected mayor. This is a progressive town and I'm looking forward to the year ahead.'

Mr Burton was last mayor for the 2006/2007 term.

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Vera Dale was elected deputy mayor in an anonymous vote, beating fellow councillor Tony Crouch by seven votes to six.

Issues councillors discussed included reviving Attleborough's ailing Thursday market, fears one of the town's post offices might be closed be asked its lease has not been renewed, potholes in roads and relations with Attleborough's football club.

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The neighbourhood plan and moves to employ another staff member to ease the pressure on the town clerk were also discussed.

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