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Richard Bird



Name: Richard Bird  
Homer House
Austin Street
PE36 6AN
Contact Number: 01485 532565  
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Richard is married to Elaine with 5 children & 7 grandchildren, one of whom lives permanently with them.

For many years a keen athlete Richard is in the Guinness book of records for having run 71 marathons in a year, The initiator & race director of the Luton Marathon the second largest, at the time, in England. Still going to this day.

Richard has been a director of several multi national companies with multi million pound turnovers. Here in Hunstanton he set up with Elaine, Fatbirds cycle business employing up to 10 local staff full & P/T. The business became a worldwide household name & traded around the world, sponsoring the Fatbirds ladies racing team many of whom went on to become olympians & professional riders.

Richard is a Church, Town, KL&WNBC & N.C.C. Councillor & has represented Hunstanton, as an elected member, for over 10 years. In 2007/8 he was Mayor & has represented the Town at every level.

With Elaine he initiated Hunstanton Town & Around local monthly magazine & regularly writes a column. The Magazine is over 10 years old and is estimated to have over 20,000 readers both in hard copy & on line.

Some local achievements include, with the help of others, the re-furbishment of the Town Hall basement, the Pedestrian crossing on the A149, the Introduction of the Chamber of Trade, the re-introduction of the civic service, the re-configuring of remembrance Sunday, the introduction of phase one of cycle routes, the first Hunstanton pantomime when the KL&WNBC pulled the Theatre’s right to put one on.




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