Parish Council Chairman steps down

Contributed by editor on Dec 01, 2005 - 09:00 PM


Swingfield Parish Council Chairman Roger Curd took fellow councillors by surprise when he announced he was stepping down at their meeting on Tuesday (29 November).

Vice Chairman Colin Tearle has taken over the role until a new Chairman is elected at their next meeting in January 2006. 

Roger Curd admitted he had been thinking of resigning for some time.

He said: "I have been Chairman for five years and thoroughly enjoyed the job. However, I have been mulling over my future since May.

"The demands of my consultancy to Folkestone charities has mushroomed and I have less spare time.

"I always like to give 100% but there came a time when I couldn't give the Parish Council the time it deserved."

Mr. Curd will continue to sit as a Swingfield parish councillor.