Aylsham councillor steps down after a decade

Aylsham will be looking for a new member on Broadland District Council as councillor Ian Graham (pictured) steps down after more than 10 years representing the ward.

Mr Graham has decided to dedicate more time to a charity he has been supporting for many years following the sad loss of his wife last summer.

In his resignation letter Mr Graham said how much he had enjoyed his work representing Aylsham and on the committees at Broadland but felt he couldn’t continue to support constituents in Aylsham as he would like alongside his charity work.

Councillor Andrew Proctor, leader of Broadland District Council said: “Ian was a dedicated member of the council with a great commitment to Aylsham and its residents.

“I know that he was most proud of his leading role in the development of Forward Court, staffed by the Benjamin Foundation, which provides a safe space for homeless youngsters to gain the life skills they need for a new start in life.”

Mr Graham will continue to develop his work supporting children with special needs through Mnarani Aid in Kenya and through Rotary International which is helping to provide secondary education to needy children in the country.

An election for a replacement will be held on May 24, with nomination papers due at Broadland District Council between April 19 and 26, by 4pm.


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