October 20, 2010
Four Burnham town councillors to step down at election
well-known Burnham town councillors are set to step down at next
Spring's local elections, we can reveal.
Councillors Dennis Davey, Arthur Thorogood, Phoebe Harling and
Danny Titcombe have this month decided not to defend their seats
at the 2011 council elections.
The councillors - who are stepping down for different reasons
- announced their decisions at a Conservative Party meeting.
Cllr Dennis Davey, a former Mayor and Sedgemoor District Council
Chairman, will be stepping down for family reasons after many
years in local politics.
And Cllr Arthur Thorogood will not be fighting his ward after
12 years in the post. He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I've enjoyed
my time as a councillor but age is not on my side. I will be continuing
my work with the Gateway and Stroke Clubs in Burnham and Highbridge."
Deputy Mayor Danny Titcombe has moved away from the Burnham area
with his fiancee and has therefore also taken the decision not
to stand at next May's elections.
And Cllr Phoebe Harling, who has been a town councillor for four
years, will be spending time on other community activities in
Burnham, including the town's BAY Club and Panto Society.
A spokesman for Burnham Conservatives told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are in the process of choosing new candidates to defend
these wards and a decision will be made during the next few weeks."
Sedgemoor Liberal Democrats leader Cllr Joe Leach told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We will be fielding candidates in every ward in Burnham
and Highbridge next year and are in it to win it."