Rebecca Lingard has served on the parish council for 25 years and although at times find it frustrating as our hands are tied by higher organisations than ourselves, I have enjoyed my time.
Over the years I have taken on responsibilities as they arise and have included roads; health; assisted by my role at CHAT that has given me the facilities to help over 300 requests for food during Covid shutdowns and youth; during which time I sat as Governor at Fourlanesend Community School.
In my younger days I enjoyed sailing, was weekly race officer at CBSC for years and served as Commodore. Eighteen years ago I started the Village Christmas lights with one string in Fore St and then formed a fantastic group of people and together we ‘lit the villages’ for many years before handing it over to a new group.
The village monthly bingos have proven very popular and I am looking forward to restarting the monthly walks once Covid allows.
I have always tried to look at issues with a balanced approach and although cannot keep everyone happy, I always do what I feel is best for the community as a whole.