Last nights Annual Meeting of Whittington Parish Council witnessed a momentous change.
I will, shortly, report in depth on the proceedings; however the headline news is that after very many years as Chairman of the Parish Council, Eric Pelter stood down as Chairman, with immediate effect.
He has also resigned as a Parish Councillor. As a consequence the Parish Council are now looking for a younger person from our community who is prepared to consider the role of Parish Councillor.
Eric’s role as Chairman has been taken by Colin Hall, with Stewart Close as his Vice Chairman.
Undertakings were also given by Barbara Atkins and Stuart Close, to resign as Parish Councils in a planned manner, in order that the Council can endeavour to find a younger generation of Councillors to represent the electorate.
With the recent retirement of Ted Lawson, and his being replaced by Malcolm Fell (also a Newton resident like Ted) the process of bringing in fresh blood has already begun.