Parish Council Vacancy


Parish Councillor Vacancy

At the recent elections, Tony Williams and Phil Nickson decided not to stand again as Parish Councillors.

Tony has served the Parish Council for approximately 30 years, including being Chair for nearly 20 years, and would now like to spend more time with the family (and probably playing golf!). To say he has ‘done his share’ is an understatement, and the Parish Council on behalf of the community, would like to thank him for all his hard work over the years.

Phil is planning to move shortly, and with this in mind he did not feel it appropriate to stand again. We would like to thank Phil for his work on the Parish Council and wish him and his family well for the future.

In May we advertised for 2 new councillors, with the positions to be filled by co-option. We were delighted that Stephen Andrews applied and has since been co-opted. Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge from his time as a District Councillor and is also very involved in all aspects of Kempsford Parish life.

We now have one vacant position to fill. Unbelievably Tony has offered to assist in a reduced capacity should nobody else come forward, and we are extremely grateful. However, we do think he deserves a break and are therefore advertising again for a volunteer.

As Clerk to the Council, I can say that we have a great friendly team of councillors, who all support each other and most importantly me! We work hard to form good relationships with our neighbouring parishes, district and county partners and other organisations to improve life for our community.

There are many issues that we would like to resolve, for example, filling every pot hole, reducing quarry lorries, ensure appropriate development and stop speeding to name a few. Unfortunately we do not have the powers to do this ourselves, BUT our continuing work to voice the concerns of the Parish can only help to make those that do have the ability to change things understand the views of the community.

If you are interested in joining the Parish Council team and working on behalf of the community, please get in touch.

Teresa Griffin

(Parish Clerk)