Six decades after his introduction to local government, veteran Easebourne parish councillor John Stringer is bowing out.
Health problems have prompted his decision, at the age of 81, to cut his long ties with a career, first as a public service employee, and then an elected representative of the people.
It is appropriate, as a son of Easebourne, that the last office he is relinguishing is as a member of the parish council, where, in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, he has served for more than 20 years, part of that time as chairman.
He said: “Of course I shall miss it - and disagree with what they do occasionally! I have always been interested in the activities of the parish council because I know so much about the parish.”
For full story see Midhurst and Petworth Observer, Thursday, March 29