Parish councillor resigns from role
‘Input from independent thinker will be missed’
Mike Day, who represents central ward, says business and other commitments mean he can no longer commit 100% to the role.
The vacancy he leaves could be filled by co-option or a by-election may be held if 10 or more electors request one by writing to the Returning Officer within 14 days.
Mr Day ( cited work and family commitments as reason for resigning, saying his business and family life ‘came first’.
He said: “I joined the parish council to try and make a difference in the community and in the way in which the parish council interacts within it.
“My business, family and other community involvements have grown and, as someone who never likes to give less than 100% to any activity I am involved in, I am standing down to allow someone else to pick up the baton and run with it. I naturally wish the hard working members of the parish council every success in their future endeavours.”
Mr Day intends to continue his role on the organising committee of the village Feast Day for the time being.
Fellow councillor Karen Dickson said: “Anyone who has worked with him knows that Mike is a strong, independent thinker, one not afraid to stand up and be counted, and I will miss his input.”
Any request for an election to be held to fill the role must be submitted in writing to Chiltern District Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AW. PEOPLE living in South Bucks have turned out in force for the national Clean for the Queen campaign.
The initiative is being held to encourage communities to get their towns and villages looking as clean and tidy as possible to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday in June.
South Bucks District Council’s waste team supported the litterpicks by giving equipment and collected the impressive amounts of rubbish amassed by the volunteers.
Litterpicks took place on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 in locations including Iver, Beaconsfield, Holtspur and Fulmer, with more than 100 volunteers getting involved.
Although the official Clean for the Queen weekend, is over, people can still hold a community litterpick and can get in touch with South Bucks District Council for support.
Councillor Luisa Sullivan said: “I applaud those who turned out to support the Clean For The Queen campaign.
“I was with the groups, which were very well organised and managed to cover a large area. Despite a miserable and wet start to the day, the sun finally came out and dried us off.
“Everyone worked really hard and we all had a fabulous time. Community litterpicks are a wonderful way to bring people together – and raise awareness to how litter, so carelessly thrown down, can really blight our towns and villages.
“We support these community litterpicks all year round so hopefully, this will have inspired a whole raft of regular events.”
Litterpickers donned tiaras for their Clean for the Queen event in Beaconsfield