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Shepway boss to retire

Contributed by admin on Apr 27, 2004 - 05:23 PM

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SHEPWAY BOSS TO RETIRE

Shepway District Council’s Chief Executive, Ron Thompson, is to retire from the authority.

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<P align=left>Mr Thompson, who will be 60 in September, has been Chief Executive for 12 years. His service with the council goes back to local government reorganisation in 1974 when he was appointed Council Secretary and Solicitor.

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<P align=left>Mr Thompson said he had enjoyed serving the council and the people of Shepway but said he was looking forward to his retirement. He will leave the authority in the middle of June.

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<P align=left>"I have had a very happy and fulfilling career with the council. However, I will soon be 60 and decided that I would like to enjoy the summer months relaxing with my family."

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<P align=left>Council Leader, Cllr Linda Cufley, paid tribute to the Chief Executive.

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<P align=left>"Mr Thomson has worked very hard for the council and the people of Shepway. He has always been willing to give advice and guidance to members and staff and everyone has appreciated the efforts he has made over the years. He will be greatly missed but we wish him a long and happy retirement."