ALTHOUGH the last thing she would have wanted was a fuss, Bridgwater Town Council could not say goodbye to long-serving staff member Judi Fisher without letting her know how valued she was.

Judi has worked at the Town Council for 13 years, and has played a vital behind-the-scenes role in its successes.

On her last day on Tuesday (September 29), the mayor of Bridgwater Cllr Tony Heywood, the town clerk David Mears, and leader of the Town Council Cllr Brian Smedley all presented gifts to mark the occasion and thank Judi for her hard work over the years.

Cllr Heywood said: "It definitely feels like the end of an era.

"Judi worked for many years with our former town clerk Alan Hurford and more recently with David Mears.

"She is extremely dedicated and it will be a great shame to see her go.

"She is also the mayor's secretary and I would like to thank her for her invaluable work supporting me in my time as mayor."

Cllr Smedley added: "The Town Council has grown significantly since Judi first started, and she has been an important part of that growth.

"She has done a lot of work and we are extremely grateful for her service."