Council elect new chairman – and said goodbye to long-serving couple


CULCHETH and Glazebury Parish Council elected a new chairman at their May meeting – and said goodbye to two of their longest serving members.

Retiring chairman Keith Bland and his wife, Sue had served a combined 80 years-plus as councillors when they stepped down at the meeting.
Keith handed over the chain of office to the new chairman Cllr Carol Benson and wished her and all the members of the council good luck in their work on behalf of the local community in the coming year.
Cllr Benson and other parish councillors thanked Keith and Sue for their 80 years-plus of service in Warrington and in the three villages of Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft.

The couple have both been members of Warrington Borough Council and Keith has also served as a county councillor and as a member of Croft Parish Council..
Keith has been awarded the MBE for services to the community in Cheshire and Warrington. and, almost uniquely has been made an Honorary Alderman twice!
He was granted the honour by Warrington Borough Council to mark 15 years membership and also by the old Cheshire County Council where he served for 13 years.
He has been chairman of the parish councils at Culcheth and Croft on numerous occasions.
Sue has twice served as chairman of Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council and has been organiser of the popular Culcheth Community Day – one of the main events of the year in the village.
Earlier this year they announced they would be retiring in May.


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