By Kelly Wickham
Midhurst Town Council has a new chairman after Cllr Mark Purves stepped down after four years.
Cllr Carol Lintott, who was vice-chairman, has taken over the role.
Cllr Purves whose full-time role is as a firefighter – a watch manager control at East Sussex Fire and Rescue and crew manager at Midhurst Fire Station – said he was passing the role on to capable hands.
Speaking to the Chichester Post, Cllr Purves said: “I took over as chairman in February, 2016. For me it’s about balancing the level of responsibility and workload with a full-time job.
“I knew it was never going to be easy and I have given it my best for the past four years.”
Cllr Purves said tat he felt it was the best option for the council, too.
He said: “It’s good to have someone new for the council.
“Cllr Lintott has been on the council forever and been the vice-chairman for a few years.
“She is involved in all sorts of ways so the council will be in good hands.”
For more information on Midhurst Town Council and its meetings, visit: midhurst-tc.gov.uk