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Council rewards long service

Four of West Oxfordshire’s retired district councillors who served the Council for over 20 years have been presented with a commemorative award.

In total the four former councillors, Derrick Millard, George Kellow, Ted Cooper and Tony Walker, gave 116 years of service to the Council.

Cllr Roger Curry, Chairman of the Council presented a plaque at the full Council meeting and thanked each former councillor saying: “It is an honour to be presenting these awards. It is a way for us to show our appreciation and recognition of the hard work put in over a long time. The experience and knowledge that comes with long service is important to all organisations. Serving for over 20 years is a real achievement.”

Derrick Millard represented Combe, Fawler & Stonesfield for 32 years, George Kellow represented Hailey for 30 years, Ted Cooper represented West Witney for 30 years and Tony Walker Rollright for 24 years.

George Kellow, Ted Cooper and Tony Walker have all been past Chairmen of the Council. George Kellow and Tony Walker have also been Cabinet Members. Derrick Millard had a particular interest in housing and served on the housing committee for 26 years and was coordinator of the Independent Group. Ted Cooper was Leader of the Labour group in the Council.

As the longest serving of the four councillors recognised Mr Millard said, “It’s been a pleasure to serve the Council. Over the years I have enjoyed working alongside other elected representatives - many of them work very hard and do their very best for those who have elected them.”

Posted : 23/10/2008 18:30:37

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