By-elec­tion as coun­cil­lor steps down

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Flying High -

The ward mem­ber for Wye is step­ping down as a coun­cil­lor due to pro­fes­sional com­mit­ments.

The an­nounce­ment by Cllr Steve Wright, above, who was elected in May 2011, means that a by-elec­tion will be held.

Wye res­i­dents should di­rect any mat­ters re­lat­ing to coun­cil busi­ness to Cllr Jane Martin and Cllr Wil­liam Howard, who cover the ad­ja­cent Saxon Shore Ward, un­til this hap­pens.

Cllr Gerry Clark­son, leader of Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil, said: “I un­der­stand that work com­mit­ments have led Cllr Wright to stand down – an hon­ourable course of ac­tion to take un­der the cir­cum­stances. I would like to put on record my thanks for his ef­forts on be­half of the Wye com­mu­nity.”

Con­tact Cllr Martin by email to jane.martin@ash­ford.gov.uk or by call­ing 07583 642202; con­tact Cllr Howard by email to wil­liam. howard@ash­ford.gov.uk or by call­ing 07785 451450.

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