Published: Wednesday, 10th May 2023
We were sad to learn that Cllr David Whitby passed away on 9 May 2023. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.
David served on the council from 2011 to 2023, as the member for Clenchwarton ward and became Mayor of the borough in 2016.
Over the years he served on various committees including the Regeneration, Environment and Community Panel, Cabinet Scrutiny Committee, King’s Lynn Drainage Board, Standards Committee and the Recycling Task Group. He has also chaired the South and West Lynn Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel and helped with the Town Allotment Judging for a few years.
David grew up in Clenchwarton, went to school in Terrington St Clement, worked in Hunstanton and King’s Lynn. Working for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for 41 years, progressing to the role of Head Chef, before retiring in 2011.
The Mayor of the Borough of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Lesley Bambridge, said:
“I made friends with David when he first was a candidate and when elected we served on some of the same panels. He was always very jolly and friendly and talked about his family and showed us photographs of his grandchildren. As councillors over a long period, we got to know each other and I was very shocked to hear of his sad death. My thoughts are with his family.”
Lorraine Gore, Chief Executive of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, said:
“David contributed a lot to west Norfolk, away from work he was involved with the Hospital Social Club Committee and was a keen gardener who helped elderly neighbours in maintaining their gardens and home.
“Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with Linda, his wife, and his family at this time.”