Janette Potter persuaded to stay in office

After serving sixteen years as a Parish Councillor, Janette Potter decided to concentrate on her role as a Cabinet member at the Borough Council. She joined the Parish Council in 1991 and served as vice-chairman under Ted Hawkins and as chairman from 2002/3. Alongside her work for Galleywood where she served on all the various sub-committees; she was serving as a Borough Councillor and was elected deputy mayor in 1995/6. She has been a cabinet member of the Borough Council since 2003. Her resignation from the Parish Council in October was accepted with some reluctance and it was perhaps a measure of the contribution she has made to the village community over very many years, that she was co-opted in December to rejoin the Parish Council to represent West Ward.