Council presentation puts Frank in the picture

Painting presented to former council stalwart Frank.

A FORMER Tawstock Parish Councillor has been honoured for more than 50 years’ service on the council.

Frank Thorne, who stood down in the summer, was presented with a painting depicting him shooting pheasants on part of the land he gave to the council to help provide a new burial ground in the parish.

Council chairman Des Brailey said: “Frank was an excellent councillor who worked tirelessly for the community of Tawstock, both urban and rural.

“When Frank found out that we needed a new burial ground he gave Tawstock the land to fulfil this requirement.”


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The council has a vacancy to fill following Mr Thorne’s departure. Anyone interested in joining is asked to contact clerk Martin Hickman on 01598 740356.

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