Former youngest mayor of Cromer to lead North Norfolk District Council

Just Regional
Jan 25, 2022 3 mins read

Tim Adams, who in 2015 was the youngest ever mayor of Cromer, has been elected unanimously as leader by the majority Liberal Democrat group on North Norfolk District Council.

He will be nominated as council leader at the meeting of the authority on February 9, following the resignation of Sarah Butikofer due to personal issues.

Tim said: “North Norfolk District Council is a successful and award-winning council. Looking ahead, we have a number of outstanding major tasks to complete before the election in 2023, but clearly lots of aspirations for what we will be looking to achieve after.”

Tim Adams will be nominated as the new leader of North Norfolk District Council at the next meeting.

Paying tribute to Sarah Butikofer, he said: “I wish to pay tribute to Sarah. She has shown immense strength through some incredible challenges, from the early collapse of the previous Conservative administration to the district council’s response to covid, and everything in between.

“The Council has won awards for the help we were able to give to local businesses and managed to maintain many essential services where other councils in the UK have really struggled.

We delivered the Reef swimming pool in Sheringham despite all the shortages of building materials, but the delivery of additional temporary housing and further developments in our services to help households in need are especially close to my heart.”

He said the party was intending to take more action on the environment, adding that the council was “about halfway towards planting 110,000 trees” as part of its bid to cut carbon emissions.

In addition to representing Cromer on the district council, he is an elected Norfolk County Councillor and remains a Cromer town councillor.

Tim set up the successful Cromer Cares Charity and sits on various other voluntary and community groups.

He also drew attention to plans which will deliver the next budget shortly. The Local Plan, significant coastal protection works between Mundesley and Cromer, more inward investment into North Walsham, and the continued work to upgrade of public toilets are all ongoing projects.

Sarah Butikofer said: “I am delighted that Tim has been selected by the Liberal Democrat councillor team to become our new group leader. I congratulate him on his election and look forward to proposing him to take over as leader of the district council.

“I have immensely enjoyed working with him and know the residents of the North Norfolk can rely on him to take us all forward.”

She will continue as a district councillor for the Runtons and Beeston Regis.

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