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MEET THE COUNCILLORS Part 1 Part 2 - Part 3 -

Luke Smith

Luke Smith

Born in 1943, Luke is Rutland born and bred. He is married and has lived locally since 1981. Now semiretired, he had his own business as a Chartered Accountant. He was in the Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry (Territorial Army) for 30 years.

He regards the proposed Willow Way development as a threat that should be avoided for as long as possible. However, if it does come, every effort should be made to ensure that the village amenities are expanded to cope with the additional residents.

28 Beveridge Street, 413141

Marie Slater

Marie Slater

Marie retired from her career as a teacher at Humphrey Perkins three years ago and has been a village resident for 33 years. She is a Reader Minister at Holy Trinity and a governor of Hall Orchard.

After her first four years as a Councillor, she now feels that she knows the job. She has been Chair of the Planning Subcommittee and is concerned to see that development conforms to the Village Design Statement. She is particularly committed to the Fishpool Way project.

"People in the village know that they can trust me to do the best I can for them".

6 Ennerdale Road, 412949

Ken Pepper

Ken Pepper

Ken is a retired electrical engineer who has lived at Tithe Farm for as long as most of us can remember. He and his bicycle are familiar sights in and around the village and cycling is his major interest. He says that the high point of his life was organising the international cycling rally in Loughborough in about 1975.

Ken initiated the Parish Council's participation in National Bike Week and is not well pleased with the suggestion that the organisation of this should be handed over exclusively to the Community Association. He will also be offering suggestions as to improving the organisation of the annual programme of parish walks.

He wishes to see wider promotion of the annual Parish Meeting.

160 Nottingham Road, 412322

Sue Higton

Sue Higton

At 39, easily our youngest Councillor. Resident in the village for 5 years and hales from Derbyshire. She was a wallpaper designer but is now concentrating her attentions on her two young children. Sue was secretary of Barrow Playgroups for three years and is now a member of Hall Orchard PTFA. With the only two younger members of the previous Council standing down, Sue thought that it was important for a young mum to stand for election.

She sees Willow Way as both a threat and an opportunity but says that, if there are newcomers, we must try to integrate them into the community.

2 Bridge Street, 620723

Pauline Ranson

Pauline Ranson

Pauline is a staff nurse at Loughborough General is in her mid 50s, has lived locally for 10 years and is married with three children. She is a local authority appointed Governor of Rawlins. She is an ex- Scout Leader and her husband has been a District Commissioner.

Her aspiration is to keep the village as a village. A watchful eye should be kept on how it is expanded.

She says "As a member of the Parish Council I am a willing ear".

33 South Street, 416928