Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Parish councillor, 72, quits after seven years

NICK LAUNDERS has resigned from Peppard Parish Council after almost seven years.

NICK LAUNDERS has resigned from Peppard Parish Council after almost seven years.

The 72-year-old says that it is the right time to go with local elections in two years’ time.

Mr Launders, who chaired the council for three years, said: “It is good to do changes mid-term. We have almost a full council and we should be recruiting all the time.

“I can focus on the pavilion and field, which is my area as I take the bookings, and also Carlings Orchard.

“They are practical things that I can do without needing to be a councillor.

“I have enjoyed my time on the council and I have learnt a huge amount about local government.” Mr Launders, who lives in Colliers Lane with his wife Sue, is a member of the Conservative Party, a supporter of All Saints’ Church in Peppard and a volunteer who helps mentally handicapped people in Reading.

Council chairman David Hammond said he appreciated Mr Launders continuing to look after the pavilion and the orchard.

“Nick and Sue embody everything that’s good about Peppard,” he added. “You go with our best wishes.”

lThe council is considering a request for a travelling fair to be allowed to operate from the top common in Peppard, off the B481, from June 2 to 9.

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