Parish marks end of an era

AFTER 38 years as a member of Ashwell Parish Council Dr Fergus Moynihan has decided to step down. He left the parish council shortly before Thursday s elections. He was given a presentation for all his years service by parish council chairman Mark White,

AFTER 38 years as a member of Ashwell Parish Council Dr Fergus Moynihan has decided to step down.

He left the parish council shortly before Thursday's elections.

He was given a presentation for all his years' service by parish council chairman Mark White.

Dr Moynihan was one of six parish councillors who did not stand for re-election.

The turnout for Thursday's election was 57 per cent: one of the highest across North Herts.

Parish clerk Jane Porter said: "We also had 16 candidates for 12 seats which is a high level of interest and activity."

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District councillor Andrew Young said the high turnout showed that Ashwell produced an "intelligent electorate.