The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council has just been held and there is a new Chairman, Marcus Hembrow. Marcus is the third generation of his family to serve on the Parish Council and looks forward to serving the Parish and working alongside his fellow Councillors. Marcus has paid tribute to the outgoing Chairman Derek Yeomans.
“Derek has been a fantastic advocate and champion for Curry Rivel. He assumed the position of Chairman at a unique and difficult time when no one else wanted to take the role on. His period in office coincided with the impediments of Covid, Zoom Meetings and the retirement of the then Clerk, Jenny Ludgate, after some 34 years of Service”
“The healthy position of the Parish Council today with an excellent new Clerk and two unique environmental initiatives is down to his stewardship. At the recent Parish Elections Curry Rivel fielded 9 candidates for 9 councillor positions, sadly many neighbouring parishes were unable to fill their quota, a reflection of the quiet successes he achieved”
“In leaving his role it is fair to say that the Parish Council is in a far better position than when he took the role on. The Parish and community as a whole should be very grateful for all that he undertook and achieved in the most unique and difficult of times”
“Derek has much to offer and I and my fellow councillors look forward to working with him and continuing to benefit from his sage advice and experience”.
The Parish Council is here to serve all in the community and would encourage everyone to visit their website The public are always welcome to attend their monthly meetings which are usually held on the 1st Thursday of every month at 7.30pm in the Old School Room.