Pauline bows out after nearly 50 years service to Rogate

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ROGATE Parish Council’s longest-serving member has retired after 47 years service.

Pauline Berrisford-Hill was presented at the annual meeting with flowers and a cake made by fellow parish councillor Ann Arnold. And a seat commemorating her council service is to be placed in the parish.

Looking back through council minutes her name appears over and over again

Parish council chairman Elizabeth Brown

Paying tribute to her, chairman Elizabeth Brown said: “Pauline has been chairman of the council as well as participating in a large number of different activities.

“She has been an enormous help to me personally as chairman and is a mine of information. Looking back through council minutes her name appears over and over again under so many different council matters.”

Pauline’s proudest achievement was persuading the parish council to buy Garbetts Wood for the village and she knocked on doors raising more than £7,000.

Until her recent retirement she was the only councillor to have been elected rather than co-opted. She served as a governor at Rake School for 27 years and is a member of the Rake, Milland and Borden Wood Nursing Association which provides assistance to those in need.