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Jim Stewart and Roger Worland resignations from the Parish Council

There are two vacancies on the Hardwick Parish Council following the resignations of Roger Worland and Jim Stewart. Official notices are posted elsewhere but I would like to express my personal thanks to both Roger and Jim for their contribution to the village through the Parish Council. People tend not to be aware of what Parish Council members do but I can vouch for all the valuable work they do, unpaid, behind the scenes.

Jim has been on the Parish Council for about twenty years and for most of this time (and for some time before then) he was our District Councillor. Jim is a highly respected and popular leader of our community and we will miss his input and sage advice. He has other commitments now demanding his time and we wish him well with those.

Although Roger has left the Parish Council, again due to other commitments, he has taken on an essential role at our village magazine, Hardwick Happenings. Hardwick Happenings is financed in part by advertising and Roger is helping with that. Can I urge all local businesses to consider advertising in our magazine. It reaches over 1,000 homes in the village at remarkably affordable rates.

As will be seen on the official notices we can hold by elections to fill these two vacancies if ten electors give notice in writing. That way your representatives will be directly elected by you. If no one calls for by elections the alternative is for the Parish Council to co-opt new members. However there is relatively little time for electors to call by elections so if you believe this to be the best way forward you will need to act quickly. Read the official notices which tell you what you need to do.

Steve Rose
Hardwick Parish Council

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