Ten questions: Tim Adams on late-night kebabs and his Cromer hero

Former Cromer mayor Tim Adams. Picture: ANDREAS YIASIMI.

Former Cromer mayor Tim Adams. Picture: ANDREAS YIASIMI. - Credit: Archant

Each week we will put 10 questions to some of the characters who live and work in Cromer. We have many lined up but would also like to know who you would like to see featured. Send your suggestions to eleanor.pringle@archant.co.uk

Tim Adams, pictured at the opening of the skate park in Cromer which has been campaigned for about 2

Tim Adams, pictured at the opening of the skate park in Cromer which has been campaigned for about 20 years. It was his favourite day as Cromer mayor. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

This week, we put 10 questions to Tim Adams, town and county councillor.

1 How would you best describe what you do in Cromer?

'I'm the Cromer Division county councillor. I deal with areas like highways, adult social care, children's services and the fire and rescue service, alongside police and healthcare scrutiny for Cromer and surrounding villages. As a town councillor, I'm involved in planning, environment and Cromer's many events.

Tim Adams, pictured presenting an award to his hero, Cromer's own Richard Leeds. Picture: ARCHANT.

Tim Adams, pictured presenting an award to his hero, Cromer's own Richard Leeds. Picture: ARCHANT. - Credit: Archant

I also chair the Skate Park charity and carry out the maintenance there.'

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2 Where is home?

'Aylmerton, but nearly every waking hour is spent in Cromer.'

3 What's your earliest Cromer memory?

'Around 1994, when my father made the fascia sign for Occasions on Church Street, which my family owned until 1997. I can also just about remember the carnival of that year - I was three.'

4 What is your favourite Cromer pub?

'Sorry to the other pubs, but it's got to be the Wellington - the Welly.'

5 Which shops do you rely on?

'With lots of late night finishes, I'm reliant on Coast Kebab on New Street as many will be aware!'

6 What's the best meal you've had in Cromer?

'It's got to be a roast dinner at Buffers, now long since closed.'

7 If you could buy any building in Cromer, what would it be?

'I would be tempted to buy the BT Telephone Exchange, opposite the Cottage. I would have it ripped down and replaced with something nicer as I hate brutalist architecture.

The obvious choice is the Station House, otherwise known as Buffers, Bouncers or Bar 98.

It has sat empty for so long. However, we definitely need a space for teenagers in the town.

I would settle on that and buy something for them if I could.'

8 What would you do if you were mayor for the day?

'I finished my second term as Mayor in May. If I could do one day more, it would be on a day where a new youth provision or piece of children's play equipment was opened.

Opening the Skate Park two years ago was my favourite day as mayor in the entire two years.

If I couldn't do that, I'd set about trying to ban canapés which I grew to strongly dislike during my two terms!'

9 Who's your hero?

'Cromer's own Richard Leeds of Randall's Electrical - probably one of the most reliable people I know.'

10 What do you most love about Cromer?

'Cromer is a town like no other because of its legion of volunteers who make this community what it is.

There are volunteers in Cromer that do everything from looking after public spaces to putting up Christmas lights and fundraising for local charities.

We also have a large number of unpaid carers in Cromer who look after older, ill and disabled residents.'

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