Sprowston becomes a town

North Norwich parish Sprowston will now be known as a town after councillors decided to implement a new town status at a meeting last night.

Sprowston parish councillors voted unanimously in favour of becoming a town at the council meeting.

The council is now entitled to have a mayor and deputy mayor in place of a chairman and vice chairman.

A town is usually defined as a centre of business and population with an area in excess of one square mile. The parish currently has around 15,000 residents.

Chairman of Sprowston parish council Ken Lashley said: 'We are bigger than most towns in Norfolk.

You may also want to watch:

'I would like to propose that we do not have a town mayor - there's no requirement and the town can still have a chairman and vice chair. It would be presumptuous to have a mayor. We work very well.'

Councillor John Bracey said: 'I think the time has come. Sprowston has been a parish for many years and we are the parish of the county.'

Most Read

Do you have a Sprowston story for the Evening News? Contact Lucy Wright on 01603 772495 or email lucy.wright@archant.co.uk

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter