The new mayor of North Walsham said he wants to make sure the town gets its “fair share” of funds and improvements during his term in office.

Bob Wright, 64, has taken over the mayoralty from Garry Bull, who had served in the role since 2019.

Mr Wright, a retired civil engineer, said he would do his best to represent the town.

He said: "I am proud to be the latest in a long line of previous mayors and aim to help promote the many positive aspects of the town and support improvements. 

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“I hope to promote North Walsham to central and local government so that it receives its fair share of funds and improvements.”

North Norfolk News: Biking baker Bob Wright delivers bread to North Walsham War Memorial Hospital.

Mr Wright has lived in town - north Norfolk's largest - for more than 30 years.

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He is a trustee of the North Walsham Community Shop in Market Place, which raises money to support projects and events around the town. 

Mr Wright is also chairman of the North Walsham Heritage Group and helped to establish the heritage centre in Vicarage Street.

North Norfolk News: Bob WrightBob Wright (Image: Supplied)

But his most recognisable role may be that of the town’s ‘biking baker’ - as he delivers bread on a cargo bike from his ‘micro-bakery' called Bob's Bread Bakery.

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He was elected mayor at a town council meeting on May 23.

Penney Spall was elected deputy mayor. 

North Norfolk News: North Walsham from aboveNorth Walsham from above (Image: Mike Page)

North Norfolk News: Penney Spall has been elected North Walsham's new deputy mayorPenney Spall has been elected North Walsham's new deputy mayor (Image: Supplied)

The town is in the midst of a three-year business plan, which began in May last year.

The plan outlines a list of council objectives including bringing the cemetery chapel back into use, buying land for a new cemetery by autumn 2025, and replacing all benches with eco-friendly ones in 2024-2025.  

The next full town council meeting will be on Tuesday, June 28.