Gilly Foortse

As Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Foortse is a member of all committees.

Born in Norfolk, I was educated at Fakenham Grammar School and then read Modern Languages at Exeter University.  After a career in Fashion Export I returned to Fakenham in 1988 when I opened Gilly’s of Burnham Market.

I am Chairman of the Friends of Cranmer House and also enjoy volunteering at the Fakenham Academy helping with French and Spanish.

I joined the Council in 2016 and believe that Fakenham has a lot to offer but has a tendency to undervalue itself.  I am keen to reverse this trend and promote and celebrate the Town’s many and varied assets.

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