Village member thanked for 30 years of service

Hethersett Parish Council chairman Jacky Sutton and Fred Watkins.Picture of Jacky Sutton and Fred Wa

Hethersett Parish Council chairman Jacky Sutton and Fred Watkins.Picture of Jacky Sutton and Fred Watkins. Picture: Peter Steward - Credit: Archant

A parish council has thanked a former chairman for his many years of service to the village.

At its last meeting of 2017, Hethersett Parish Council said a special thank-you to former chairman, Fred Watkins, who retired from a number of village organisations at the end of the year.

Parish council chairman Jacky Sutton said:'It is only right that we recognise Fred's outstanding contribution to our village over the past 30 years. Fred has been chairman or secretary of a number of groups who will certainly miss you and we wish there were more of you.' Mr Watkins said the 30 years had flown by: 'Back in 1987 we didn't have the village hall and met in the Methodist Church Hall. I have seen the village expand with the Steepletower development.

'I would like to wish all members of the council a successful tenure however long they stay, whether it's a few years or a lifetime.'

Mr Watkins was presented with a thank-you gift, including a bouquet for his wife Hilary.


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