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New Councillor Elected

By Mickleham Parish Clerk Mickleham Parish Council

Monday, 26 September 2022

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The Mickleham Parish Council welcomed John Lowes, its newly appointed Councillor to his first official meeting on Wednesday 14th September 2022.

Following the departure of Councillor Jane Brown, who moved out of the area back in June 2022. Mickleham Parish Council considered applications from two strong candidates to the Councillor vacancy and voted to appoint John Lowes, a resident in the village for the last 30 years.

John, who is now retired, worked for the NHS for 35 years, the last 25 years of which as a GP in the local area. He is keen to take on the role and continue his hard work supporting the Parish Council. He has worked with the existing Councillors since October 2020 on a Working Group liaising on Council matters pertaining to Norbury Park. He brings a unique perspective of the needs of residents in a local community and experience in dealing with government bureaucracy.

Gill Wilson a resident of Mickleham for 17 years and regular volunteer in the community, missed out on this occasion. Unlike other Parish councils, Mickleham has been lucky to have more than one candidate apply for a vacancy and once again Councillors regret that they weren’t able to appoint both candidates. However, Gill’s experience and knowledge should not go unused, and it is hoped that she can make a significant contribution to the Parish Council with the many issues it faces, not least the challenge presented by the plans to further develop Norbury Park.

Chair David Ireland thanked both candidates for their interest and concern and is looking forward to working with them for the benefit of the community, especially in these very challenging times.

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