Kate's 25 years 'serving' town
A LONG-SERVING councillor has been praised for spending the last 25 years working for her town.
Councillor Kate Thacker has sat on Biddulph Town Council since 1988.
The 59-year-old former teacher was voted on to the council at the age of 35.
She said: "I finished working when my youngest son was born and I decided to try my hand at local government.
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"I wasn't sure what the job entailed but it looked interesting and varied and it certainly is.
"I don't think I will be here in another 25 years but I do enjoy it. It's very rewarding because we are here to help people."
Mrs Thacker was praised for her commitment at a meeting of the council's general purpose committee.
She was also handed a bunch of flowers.
Councillor Kevin Jackson said: "Twenty-five years is a long time in this job.
"She has had to deal with many difficult choices.
"I do think that we are really blessed in this town council."