April 2021 - Flipbook - Page 10
A VIEW FROM (OUTSIDE) THE PAVILLION
hris Woodley has stepped down from Brenchley and Matfield Parish Council
after eleven years of very valuable service and four years as Chairman.
I am personally very sorry that Chris has stepped down after all the work he
has done in the Parish over all those years, not least the effort he contributed
to the re-building of the pavilion after it was destroyed by fire and Chairing the
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. Other valuable service to the community
was to Chair the Tunbridge Wells Area Committee of the Kent Association of Local
Councils. I am sure that he will continue to contribute massively to parish life
going forward and I wish him well with all the many projects he has lined up.
Chris’s shoes as Chairman are hard to fill so the Parish Council intend to use
a scheme, used by other parish councils, to rotate the Chair. Under this new
arrangement each councillor will have a few months tenure as Chair. Whilst this
will put more strain on the Clerk it will be a very valuable learning experience for
each councillor as to what being the Chair involves. It also means that the focus
of the Council might subtly change with each new Chair which may give the
Council different perspectives. This scheme will continue at least until the next
elections, which were scheduled for last May, but were postponed until next May.
At the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council on 9th June I was honoured
to be nominated the first Chair under the new scheme. I am looking forward
to my months as Chair and if you want to contact me please email me on tony.
email@example.com or phone the Clerk on 01892 723586.
Tony de Guingand
Chairman, Brenchley and Matfield Parish Council
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