After 38 years public service as a Parish Councillor, Brian Hicks left the Parish Council in April. He will be well known to many people in the village, but maybe not everyone will know just how much he has helped the Parish Council to achieve over those years.
“Brian was on the Parish Council when the A415 bypass was built. This cut through the allotments off Witney Road. Brian was involved in planning, developing and running the replacement allotment site from the beginning. The bypass also cut through the middle of a 16 acre church glebe field. The 4 acres left next to the village were bought by the Parish Council for a village playing field. Brian has been a leading light with the purchase, planning, development and running of the field for over 30 years and without his efforts we would not have such a great village asset now. 38 years of time given as a Councillor is a tremendous achievement.
We thank him for his help, advice and friendship over the years.” – Council Chairman Edmund Strainge