Former Forest Heath Council chairman dies

Former councillor David Bimson pictured last year at the district council election count
Former councillor David Bimson pictured last year at the district council election count
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Tributes have been paid to a former chairman of Forest Heath District Council who died on Wednesday.

Cllr David Bimson who represented the Brandon West ward had stepped down from the Mildenhall-based authority earlier this month due to ill health.

“David was a good, hard working, well liked man and councillor,” said council leader , Cllr James Waters.

“He had served as our chairman this year up until his resignation on February 3. He was first elected to Forest Heath in 2011, and re-elected in May last year and had been very active representing not just the people of the Brandon West ward who elected him, but the whole of the district, as a member of our development control, licensing, overview and scrutiny and performance and audit scrutiny committees.

“We have all lost a friend. He will be sorely missed and our sympathies are with his family.”