New park benches in memory of Long Sutton councillor

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New picnic benches will be installed in Long Sutton’s two parks in memory of a town stalwart who died recently.

The parish council agreed to buy the benches for Cinder Ash and Winfrey Park at its meeting on Thursday, which will either bear a plaque or inscription in memory of councillor Dennis Tennant.

Mr Tennant had been a long-serving member of the parish council, as well as South Holland District Council.

He died in June, aged 76, after a long battle with cancer.

Mr Tennant was well-known in Long Sutton for his dedicated litter-picking and work in the churchyard.

He had also been the town crier for many years.

The parish council is now hoping to run a “shout-off” competition to find Mr Tennant’s successor for the role.

Chairman Ruth Barber said: “The town crier usually attends all the big events in the town such as the Christmas fair, jubilee celebrations and St George’s Day.

“I’m pretty sure there must be a few people who would love the job so we are hoping to organise a competition sooner rather than later to find the perfect town crier.”

Anyone interested in finding out more can call clerk Karen Treacher on 01406 700836 or chairman Ruth Barber on 01406 362400.