Credit: Paul Tibbs
Credit: Paul Tibbs

Adrian Winnington has taken on the role of mayor of Hunstanton for a second time.

Mr Winnington, previously mayor in 2017/18, was elected at the town council meeting last month taking over from Tony Bishopp, who he thanked for his commitment to the town as mayor for 20 months during the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

On the town council’s website, he said Mr Bishopp, who was “thrown into the role overnight” had to deal with “difficult issues in difficult times”.

Adrian Winnington during his first stint as mayor.

Looking ahead to his year in office as mayor and chairman of the council, Mr Winnington said the town council was “on the verge of many exciting developments”.

He said he looked forward to working with Maureen Howard, elected as deputy, leaders of committees, councillors and staff in “progressing these actions for the benefit of the town and its residents”.

The website message  said the months of lockdowns and restrictions had brought home the importance of relationships and interaction with others. 

“So much kindness has been shown by so many to those they know and those they don’t. We have had great respect for all those who have worked so hard in such difficult and stressful situations. 

“I hope that kindness and respect will continue to be shown by everyone in our town, as we move forward together through the coming year with optimism,” he said.