Special award for out-going mayor

PUBLISHED: 16:11 17 May 2007 | UPDATED: 21:40 29 May 2010

Frank Silver with his Special Town Award – Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Frank Silver with his Special Town Award - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

A SPECIAL award was presented to Cllr Frank Silver at a meeting of the Town Council on Thursday. The plaque, presented by in-coming mayor Cllr Carol James, was in recognition of the outstanding work he put into his role of town mayor despite extreme diffi

A SPECIAL award was presented to Cllr Frank Silver at a meeting of the Town Council on Thursday.

The plaque, presented by in-coming mayor Cllr Carol James, was in recognition of the outstanding work he put into his role of town mayor despite extreme difficulties in his personal life.

Cllr Silver said: "I didn't expect it at all. It was a very well kept secret. It seems everyone knew about it except for me. It was really nice to receive."

During his year as mayor, which officially ends on the same day as Tony Blair steps down as Prime Minister, June 27, Cllr Silver has raised more than

£19,000 and nearly 50 grants have been awarded to help worthy causes in and around Dunmow.

Cllr Silver said there had been many highlights to his year.

"The Dunmow Carnival was fantastic. I really enjoyed myself, after all, all I had to do was sit in a car and wave," he said.

Cllr Silver added: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as mayor and there are some people I would like to thank for their support. They include the members of the council, town clerk Owen Wilson, my wife Blanche, and my family who have all been there to support me.

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