Dennis Blackburn has sadly decided to step down as a Parish Councillor. He served for well over twenty years as a Great Holm resident and is a well liked and respected member of the Parish Council.
Commenting on his departure, Parish Council Chairman Peter Todd said :- “I am very sorry to hear that Dennis has decided to step down. He has been along standing and committed member of the Council. He has pursued a number of issues tenaciously over many years with a great deal of common sense and kindness. We will miss his input into the affairs of the Parish Council very much. I would like to thank him for his hard work and for the years of voluntary service he has given for the benefit of the community”.
A Notice of Vacancy has been advertised. Residents have 14 days to submit a request for an election signed by at least 10 electors. If no request is made, the Parish Council will then proceed to consider whether to co-opt an additional member. The Parish Council has up to 10 members and by convention has maintained a balance of 5 members from Loughton and 5 from Great Holm – so if there is to be a co-option replacement it is likely the member would be a resident of Great Holm