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Embsay-with-Eastby Parish Council co-opts two new members
8:00am Sunday 22nd September 2013 in News
Laurence Sutherland and Jeremy Tuck were co-opted at the September meeting and will serve until the next ordinary election in 2015.
Coun Sutherland has lived in Embsay for 18 months and, prior to that, he lived in Devon where he was a member of a village hall committee and a locally elected parish councillor.
“I feel that if you live in a village community and you have something to contribute, it is important to be involved with local activities and organisations,” said Coun Sutherland, who recently retired as a consulting engineer in the building.
Coun Tuck has lived in the Skipton area for many years and moved to Embsay six years ago. Much of his working life has been involved with conservation and heritage, having worked on councils, charities and government organisations. He works for a large social housing provider in Bradford but has previously been a senior manager with British Waterways, National Trust and York Minster. He has experience of planning, land management, practical conservation, public access and project management.
“I know the area well and feel fortunate to live in such a special environment,” said Coun Tuck. “I am keen to play my part in keeping it special, but recognise that change is inevitable.
“I believe that a balanced approach to planning, development conservation and the environment is necessary in order to have a sustainable and vibrant community.”