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Councillors recognised for their long service

Posted onPosted on 27th Oct

The long service of Averham, Kelham and Staythorpe parish councillors, the late John Thurlby and Ian Justice, was formally recognised by commemorative plaques fitted to the bench on Staythorpe Road, Averham.

The plaques were unveiled by Coun Andy Fereday, chairman of the parish council.

Rose Thurlby (right) and Maureen Justice (left), wives of the late councillors, were present at the ceremony and Coun Fereday presented them with bouquets of roses.

In addition, Coun S. Emeny presented Mrs Justice with a glass plaque marking her late husband’s 32 years’ service as a parish councillor.

Coun Emeny made the presentation because he was chairman of the parish council during most of Ian’s lengthy service.

The late Coun Thurlby previously received a plaque in recognition of his 42 years service as a councillor.

Coun Fereday said: “On behalf of the residents of Averham, Kelham and Staythorpe I am pleased to have the opportunity to recognise the commitment and enthusiasm which the late Ian and John gave to the parish council and to serving and championing the community.”