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Former leader’s legacy lives on at Breckland Council




The main meeting room for Breckland Council councillors has been renamed in honour of the late former council leader Cliff Jordan.

Mr Jordan, who served as a district councillor from 1991 until 2015 and was council leader from 1998 to 2005, died in June this year.

Chairman of Breckland Council, Cllr Richard Duffield with the Jordan Family in the new Jordan Room at Breckland Council head office in Dereham. (4574864)
Chairman of Breckland Council, Cllr Richard Duffield with the Jordan Family in the new Jordan Room at Breckland Council head office in Dereham. (4574864)

He died barely three weeks after stepping down from the authority following his diagnosis with lung cancer.

Council chairman Richard Duffield officially opened the renamed room alongside Mr Jordan’s three sons.

Mr Duffield said: “Cliff will always have a special place in our hearts and I hope that council members for years to come will be inspired by Cliff’s drive and passion.

“It is a fine legacy and I can think of no better tribute to a public servant who worked tirelessly throughout his political career for the people of Breckland.”

Councillors at Breckland voted to rename their meeting room The Jordan Room in July.

One of Mr Jordan’s sons, Daron Jordan said: “We are very proud of our father and have been deeply honoured by the council’s gesture.

“This honour is a wonderful way to commemorate and celebrate his work, as he cared so much for the people of Breckland and his beloved county of Norfolk.

“As a family we have felt immense pride to learn that our dad offered endless support for mental health issues, those with special needs and for the elderly within the community.

“These issues were all very close to his heart, and we are very proud to hear how he championed them within council and across Norfolk.

“Listening to councillors and Breckland staff talk so fondly about working with our father, his achievements and recollections of his larger-than-life character has moved the entire family and we would like to thank everyone.”



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