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Councillor wins award in Italy
4:00pm Friday 16th August 2013 in Harwich and Manningtree News
A PROUD councillor has been recognised in his home country.
Tendring councillor Carlo Guglielmi has had a momentous year which has seen him named Citizen of the Year in his native Italy.
Over the last year he has had to deal with the death of his son Joe, overcome a battle with cancer and been elected as a county councillor.
Mr Guglielmi, who is Tendring council’s planning boss, left his hometown of Castellana Grotte some 40 years ago.
He arrived in London aged 17 with only a few pounds to his name and now runs Honeycroft Post Office in Lawford.
“I recently went back on holiday and during my stay they staged a special presentation ceremony in the Town Hall attended by around 90 people,” he said.