Parish coun­cil­lor re­signs from role

‘In­put from in­de­pen­dent thinker will be missed’

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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

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