Councillor’s missed date

A LONG serving Wombwell councillor missed his gong - and £100 in vouchers - last week.

Coun Dick Wraith was to be recognised for his 35 years’ service at a special presentation - but failed to turn up at the Town Hall.

He said: “I received a letter about long service awards but didn’t realise there was one for me! My cousin got his for 36 years and asked why I wasn’t there”.