TONY Dunn has resigned as a Wycombe District Councillor for Marlow North and West.

He tendered a resignation with immediate effect to chief executive Karen Satterford yesterday after accepting a new job as head of asset management at Surrey County Council - a politically restricted position.

However, he will stay on as a Conservative Marlow town councillor for the ward.

In his letter of resignation Mr Dunn, said: "The district council is facing a challenging period, dealing with the opening of the Eden Centre, the implementation of the SPA (special parking area), the complex issues of the replacement sports centre and the Compare site, extension of the Park and Ride, etc, and I have been privileged to make my contribution to discussions on the principle and the details."

He went on to offer his continued support to the district council by his specialist knowledge of the issues.

Lesley Clarke, leader of Wycombe District council, said: "It's a shame that he's going. I fully understand the reasons why he's had to hand in his resignation. We shall miss him and his input into the council. Everybody comes to the council with their own speciality. I think that Tony has been someone we you always rely on who always good advice."

Mr Dunn had been a Wycombe District Councillor for 12 years. Fellow Conservatives Roger Wilson and Alex Collingwood remain representatives for Marlow North and West on the district council.

See Friday's Marlow Free Press for more