News - Councillor Ron Whittaker Surprise Party Farewell

NEW - Tuesday, 5th May 2015 // UPDATED - 2nd June 2015

UPDATED - 2nd June 2015

Statement from Ex Cllr Ron Whittaker

It has been a great privilege for 44 years to be part of my Throop and Muscliff ward, and have such a great working colleague in Cllr Anne Rey, so delighted Anne is back with the residents, down side is that Margaret and Brian did not make it, yes naturally took some decision for me to stand down this time, but health issues made that decision for me. Also now hoping to spend more time with my wife and relax a little, but will never ever forget my time representing my residents, remembering many of the past battles, one being the new Winton School and securing the agreement with Dorset County Council for a an interest free loan to enable then the church Diocesan Council to purchase part of the land for our magnificent church school [EPIPHANY] also in 1997 the building of Muscliff Primary, where I remain until NEW TERM AS GOVERNOR, many battles none more so on Throop Mill, and protecting our green belt, success was last year with the support of Dorset County for our new Weir bridge at Throop, promises also of a connection from Berry Hill via Pig-Shoot for walkers and cyclists.

It took some letters / emails to secure, as residents know the total repairs to Muscliffe Lane although others try to take the credit in election, we are still awaiting the application on the Manse so much to watch out locally, and yes the decision this year on the gravel / sand extraction at Parley Court Farm, will this have any major impact to our nature reserve and Stour River.

Although we won eventually the planning appeal against Dorset County Council / Christchurch and Hurn Parish objects to the news bailey type bridge at Berry Treatment works, which will take the 12 wheel tankers away from the village and local roads through Castle Lane West, due to these delays work is now unlikely to start until next year, please look at our website for all up to date news.

Could go on and on but time is now to say thank you for all your support over my 44 years and again to thank Anne for being a great champion in all she does for fund raising especially the British Legion.

EX CLLR RON WHITTAKER

NEW - Tuesday, 5th May 2015

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