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Kintbury parish clerk retires after 43 years





A Kintbury parish clerk has retired after 43 years of service.

Chris Trigwell, who received a Britsh Empire Medal in 2012, retired from public service in September.

Council chairman Richard Smalley bid him a warming farewell.

Chris Trigwell
Chris Trigwell

He said: "All who know Chris understand and appreciate the hard work and commitment he brought to the role.

"He consistently and diligently fulfilled the statutory duties, but Chris had done far more than that.

"He had been always willing to go the extra mile to assist in dealing with issues the parish faced, and his local wisdom and knowledge has assisted the parish council to function much more effectively.

"Many of the wonderful facilities enjoyed by the parishioners of Kintbury, such as the Gladstone Memorial Ground, the children's playground, Miss Lawrence's Field and initiatives such as improved street lighting and facilities at Kintbury lock have all been enhanced by the work and advice of Chris.

Chris Trigwell's retirement party at the Dundas Arms
Chris Trigwell's retirement party at the Dundas Arms

"We look forward to continuing to see Chris around the parish, but maybe not carrying his toolkit, shears and ladders on his way to sort the latest issue out.

"To express their thanks a number of parish councillors, both current and former, hosted Chris and his wife Rosemary for a surprise 'thank you' dinner at the Dundas Arms last week.

"On behalf of Kintbury Parish Council I wish Chris and Rosemary a long, happy and healthy retirement."



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