ANNA SAUNTSON - 1944 to 2021
It was with great sadness that the Town Council and staff received the news of the death of Cllr Anna Sauntson. Anna was one of our longest serving Councillors with over 35 years service. Anna was Mayor of the town on three occasions and she always carried out her duties with immense pride and respect for others.
Having been an active part of the birth of the Tourism Group she has supported it for many years. She was also involved in the local neighbourhood plan, where she fought for the towns heritage to be maintained for future generations, and had concerns on how many new developments were being built with a lack of infrastructure to accompany them. Anna was passionate about keeping the towns ancient Civic Traditions, and a great supporter of the local Bedesmen. When Higham Ferrers twinned with Hachenburg in Germany, Anna was the person who signed the deed and has since visited on several occasions.
Anna also served on the East Northamptonshire Council for thirty- three years and she was Chairman in 2003 -2004. During that time she served mainly on the Planning Management Committee and was also involved with the Licensing Panel. She was always on hand to give advice to local residents with a monthly "District Council Surgery" .
Anna was standing down at these elections due to ill health. She will be greatly missed on the Council as she had a great deal of knowledge and experience which she was always happy to pass on to others.
Posted: Tue, 04 May 2021 11:56 by Sandra Mitcham