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Long-serving John Cook back on Droitwich Town Council

Droitwich Editorial 17th Dec, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A FORMER member of Droitwich Town Council, who served on the authority for 12 years before having to stand down for health reasons, is back as a councillor.

Coun John Cook was sworn in on Monday (December 15) at the meeting of the town council and was welcomed by the mayor on behalf of the other members.

Coun Cook will replace his late Labour colleague Coun Roy Seabourne who passed away in September.

Following Coun Seabourne’s death, a notice went up about the vacancy and had ten residents come forward to request an election, one would have had to be held.

As that did not happen, a second notice about the vacancy went up which anybody could have put themselves forward for.

It was then Coun Cook did come forward and he was co-opted onto the council.

He told The Standard the circumstances in which he had come back – the death of Coun Seabourne – were regrettable.

But, in relation to the role, he said: “I’m delighted to be back on the town council and be serving the people of Droitwich Spa again.

“Although I am now 71, I still believe I have got a lot to give and I will be doing all I can for the people of Droitwich, especially the elderly.”

Coun Cook stood down in 2007 on the advice of doctors. At the time, he had just been re-elected and held the position of deputy mayor.

Coun Cook also revealed when his current term comes to an end in May, he would be standing again at the local elections, contesting seats on both Droitwich Town Council and Wychavon District Council.

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