Havenstreet and Ashey Parish Council have elected Cllr Sue Lyons as the new chairman of the council, with Cllr Karen Hull as vice-chairman. Outgoing chairman, Cllr Veronica Hattersley, remains on the council focussing on her work with the Havenstreet Community Association.
Cllr Lyons said: “Veronica has been a champion for the parishes, both Havenstreet and Ashey, since joining the council more than 10 years ago. We are glad that she is staying on to help with the challenges that lie ahead.”
Cllr Hull agreed and added: “Although we are a small parish council, we have many significant issues, especially highways issues and the impact of developments, without adequate infrastructure, on the community we serve.”
The parish council is currently working on various projects including a new defibrillator, improvements to the recreational ground, ongoing maintenance of community amenities in Ashey and Havenstreet, as well as continuing to campaign on road safety matters, with the local IW council member.
Saying she had enjoyed her time as chairman, Cllr Hattersley said: “It was time to hand over the gavel, so I can spend more time with family and the community association, alongside continuing on the parish council.”