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Former Hunstanton mayor thanks residents for support after resignation announcement



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The outgoing mayor of Hunstanton says she has been heartened by the response after her resignation was announced earlier today.

Amanda Bosworth has stepped down as both the town's civic head and a town councillor after five years on the authority.

The news of her departure was revealed in a statement by the council this morning.

Amanda Bosworth, seen here meeting Hunstanton's Army Cadets earlier this year, has stepped down as town mayor and a councillor
Amanda Bosworth, seen here meeting Hunstanton's Army Cadets earlier this year, has stepped down as town mayor and a councillor

And Mrs Bosworth said this afternoon she had been surprised by the reaction.

She said: "I've had some lovely messages from all kinds of different people saying it's such a loss.

"It's really heartwarming. It's nice to know I still have a lot of support from people across the town."

Mrs Bosworth had served as mayor for the past 16 months, having previously held the office of deputy mayor.

But she revealed she had been considering her future for several weeks, amid some recurring health issues.

She said it had been an "honour" to serve the town, but felt it was the right time to step aside.

She said: "I think you have to take a decision, am I giving the best of myself for the town? Hopefully I did that

Mrs Bosworth, who stood as a Conservative candidate for the town in May's West Norfolk Council election didn't rule out returning to the council chamber in the future, but suggested she would be more likely to serve the town in other capacities.

She said: "I think it's best to make a clean break. That allows me to do the things I need to do and I'm sure I'll be offering my services in other places.

"Never say never, but I'm not a person who likes to go back."

A new mayor is likely to be elected when the town council meets next Friday, September 20. Deputy mayor Tony Bishopp will initially be in the chair.



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