Chris Gittins has stood down as Clerk to Timsbury Parish Council. At his final meeting Council chairman Josie Pownall made a presentation on behalf of all councillors to mark his five successful years in the job.
“During Chris’s time the Council’s role has expanded considerably as B&NES Council reduced its role in local affairs,” she said. “Chris has handled these changes with skill and understanding and we are all grateful for the very real contribution he has made to improving village life.
“The Library Hub, our youth services, housing developments, local bus services, the response to Covid isolation and Council finances have all benefitted greatly from the work he has done. But of course, his day-to-day involvement in village activity has amounted to much more than this and I am pleased to have this opportunity to say thank you on behalf of the whole village.”
In reply Chris emphasised that his decision to stand down as Clerk did not indicate any lack of involvement village life. “I enjoy living in the village and hope to be here for many years yet,” he said. “Timsbury is a thriving parish with a strong community life. I look forward to continuing to be part of it.”