I had hoped that, when the time came, I would be able to plan and time this rather better but events have been coming too thick and fast.
I am resigning my seat on Mountfield Parish Council as from the Annual Council Meeting on May 8th 2018. I do not think this is the optimum time to resign but there is no choice.
My decision has been made easier, or at least simpler, by two things. The first is that there are personal circumstances that cannot be avoided. The second is that there other organisations that can make up any interim shortfall. DACS is well resourced to fight any major planning battles. And, on the biggest battle of all, Southern Water’s determination to renege on their responsibility to build a waste water treatment plant, the newly formed Mountfield Residents Group has what it takes to do the best for Mountfield.
I shall continue to keep an eye on local planning matters as part of my DACS role and if I can ever help, I will always try to do so.
I am encouraged in my decision by the conviction that Mountfield Parish Council is ripe for renewal. I hope my resignation will be the first step in that renewal. We certainly need new blood on the Council so I urge everyone to actively promote the idea of standing to anyone they think suitable.
With my best wishes and my enduring commitment to Mountfield’s cause,
Rock Cottage, Mountfield
01580 880 614