Resignation of URPC Councillor Maclean
Councillor Caroline Maclean has tendered her resignation from UR Parish Council. Caroline was the only councillor to remain on the council in 2015 after the all the previous councillors and Clerk resigned.
Caroline was re-elected from the previous council in 2015, the other two councillors that joined her were elected by default. No other constituents stood for election after they had seen enough of the shenanigans the previous council had to contend with (only 3 of the 7 vacancies were filled in 2015).
Consequently, we had a council in May 2015 that no villager had voted for. They were elected by default. Democracy gone mad and today the two are still there.
Caroline, in that first year was the URPC Chairman, I didn’t always agree with her leadership style. However, she took the responsibility head on and if you look at the attendance statistics she was always present, unlike the others we have today.
Caroline, thank you for holding the position of Chairman in a very difficult time for the village. Upper Rissington has expanded to twice the 2014 size, in this time she was involved in negotiating with the Village Hall Trust to take over the Hall as was originally mooted in 2014. Furthermore, she has been fixing holes in the sinking ship.
Good luck in the future. Meanwhile Andrew Maclean remains on the council.