Two decades of service to the community

Ryhall Parish Council presents retiring councillor Simon Fenn with a clock EMN-150604-140645001
Ryhall Parish Council presents retiring councillor Simon Fenn with a clock EMN-150604-140645001
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A popular Rutland parish councillor has stepped down after a remarkable two decades of service to the community.

Simon Fenn was presented with a clock by fellow councillors at his last meeting on Ryhall Parish Council.

He joined in June 1992 and served on a variety of committees as well as taking on the role maintaining the time on the clock at St John’s Church, Ryhall.

Tribute was paid to his enthusiasm and dedication to local matters.

Paul Huddleston, chairman of Ryhall Parish Council, said: “Simon has been a valued member of this council. We will miss him.”

With the parish council elections looming in May, he added: “Simon set a great example. We hope that others will be inspired to help the community in the same way and put themselves forward as candidates.”

Mr Fenn, who had to step down as he has moved out of the parish to Stamford, said he was sad to be 
leaving.

Councillors had clubbed together to buy the clock after an idea by the Council Clerk Caroline Adams.

Mr Fenn said: “It will be a great memento of my time on the council.”

Our picture, right, shows back from left, David Wilby, Nick Bellairs, Emma Sismore, Stella Smith, Paul Huddleston, Adrian Gombault, Jon Whowell and front, Bob Rushby, Chris Parsons, Simon Fenn.