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‘Better facilities’ and making community ‘vibrant’ - new mayor’s priorities for town

PUBLISHED: 13:47 09 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:03 09 May 2019

Newly elected mayor of Swaffham Jill Skinner, left, pictured with new deputy mayor Keith Sandle. Photo: Richard Bishop/Swaffham Town Council

Newly elected mayor of Swaffham Jill Skinner, left, pictured with new deputy mayor Keith Sandle. Photo: Richard Bishop/Swaffham Town Council

Richard Bishop/Swaffham Town Council

The newly-elected mayor of Swaffham has said “better facilities” and making the town a more “vibrant” place will be her priorities.

Independent councillor Jill Skinner was elected into her second mayoral term at a Swaffham town council meeting on Wednesday, May 8.

Mrs Skinner, 72, stood as Swaffham mayor in 2017 and served as deputy in 2018.

She described the role as "quite a challenge" and said: "The town is growing and there is a lot of responsibilty to do what we can for people.

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"It's not the town council's town, it's the people's town."

Mrs Skinner, a retired magistrate, added: ""In my campaign, I really ran on better facilities for Swaffham.

"I don't think we has as much as we should have.

"There's not a lot for young people and families. There's plenty for older people but we should bring people together to make the town vibrant."

Mrs Skinner was elected alongside new independent councillor, Keith Sandle, who will serve as deputy mayor.


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