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Long Melford councillor recognised following retirement after 45 years of service




Richard Kemp is retiring from Long Melford Parish Council after 45 years as a member. He was presented with a water colour painting by local artist Vernon Lever in recognition of his service..Pictured: Richard Kemp with Cllr John Nunn...PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (9414334)
Richard Kemp is retiring from Long Melford Parish Council after 45 years as a member. He was presented with a water colour painting by local artist Vernon Lever in recognition of his service..Pictured: Richard Kemp with Cllr John Nunn...PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (9414334)

A long-serving Long Melford councillor, who has retired after 45 years, has been gifted with a special painting in honour of his service.

Richard Kemp stepped down as a member of both the parish council and Babergh District Council following this week’s elections.

At the annual parish meeting last week, fellow parish and district councillor John Nunn presented a watercolour painting by local artist Vernon Lever to Mr Kemp, as a token of appreciation for his work on behalf of the village.

Following the presentation, Mr Kemp told the Free Press: “I very much appreciated the kind gesture from Long Melford Parish Council.

“Of course, there are many aspects of the work I will miss, although that will be tempered somewhat by the fact that I am still a serving county councillor and have two years yet to run on my term, so I will still be able to enjoy trying to help people.”


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