Helston town councillor resigns due to health and work commitments

Falmouth Packet: Helston town councillor resigns due to health and work commitments Helston town councillor resigns due to health and work commitments

Work and health reasons have forced one of Helston’s town |councillors to resign after just seven months in post.

The departure of Lloyd Harris leaves a vacancy in the north ward.

Mr Harris told the Packet: “The work load was getting more and more. My job is such that I couldn’t really dedicate enough time to it. I had some old health shocks that started to raise their ugly head again. Something had to give |basically.”

Mr Harris, who works for Lloyds Bank, said he was unable to keep up the necessary level of commitment, adding: “The guys on there all work, the work they do is unbelievable.”

He said he was “gutted” to have to make the decision, as he was enjoying the work and looking forward to |forthcoming projects, and vowed to |continue working in the community in some way.

Mr Harris added: “Thank you to everyone for their support and voting for me. It was really great, thinking people thought that of me and that they would vote for me.”

Notices went up yesterday (Tuesday) calling for residents wanting an election to be held to register their wish by January 3.

A total of ten people on Helston’s |electoral role must make the request in writing, to town clerk Chris Dawson, for a by-election to take place. If not enough people write in then the council can |co-opt a new member.

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8:03am Thu 12 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

That is a shame, I think a settled council that has a full compliment of Councillors works better and can achieve the desired results easier. Hopefully someone will stand to fill the vacancy that also will be dedicated in doing what is best for the town.
I will be interested to see who stands. It is in my view, easy to say what should be done when one is not the person trying to do it.

Ron, now is your chance, you would certainly liven things up.
That is a shame, I think a settled council that has a full compliment of Councillors works better and can achieve the desired results easier. Hopefully someone will stand to fill the vacancy that also will be dedicated in doing what is best for the town. I will be interested to see who stands. It is in my view, easy to say what should be done when one is not the person trying to do it. Ron, now is your chance, you would certainly liven things up. Gillian Zella Martin 09

7:27pm Sun 15 Dec 13

ronedgcumbe says...

Thanks Gill.
Thanks Gill. ronedgcumbe

8:02pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Thanks Gill.
You are very welcome. I know we may not always agree but please don't stop commenting, I like reading your views.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Thanks Gill.[/p][/quote]You are very welcome. I know we may not always agree but please don't stop commenting, I like reading your views. Gillian Zella Martin 09

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