New leader for Stalham Town Council

A new face has been appointed to lead Stalham Town Council.

Barry Mobbs, took over the helm on Monday night from previous chair Tony Ross-Benham, who has also decided to stand down from the council.

Mr Ross-Benham opened the meeting thanking his fellow councillors and clerk Judith Howes for all their support in the three years he had been chair.

He also paid tribute to Duncan Edmonds and Flicka Henwood, who had decided to stand down from the council.

Mr Mobbs, who has been chair of the town council leisure committee for the past two years and a councillor for three years, said he had been surprised to be nominated to take over as chair, but added: 'I welcome the opportunity to take on this challenge.'

Elizabeth Jackson has remained as vice-chair and John Hare has joined as a new councillor.