Parish councillor retires

PUBLISHED: 14:33 01 February 2007 | UPDATED: 10:08 31 May 2010

Christine Osbourn - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Christine Osbourn - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

PILLAR of the community Christine Osbourn has retired from Quendon and Rickling Parish Council after almost two decades. Mrs Osbourn, 59, who has lived in Quendon with her husband Howard for 36 years, became a parish councillor 18 years ago and served on

PILLAR of the community Christine Osbourn has retired from Quendon and Rickling Parish Council after almost two decades.

Mrs Osbourn, 59, who has lived in Quendon with her husband Howard for 36 years, became a parish councillor 18 years ago and served on Rickling Primary School's board of governors between 1983 and 1997.

And the mother-of-two has been chairman of the village hall committee for the last 10 years and works at the village Post Office.

Mrs Osbourn said she was retiring from her role to make way for the next generation saying: "It's time for new blood on the parish council".

"I was deputy chairman for the last four years and I was always happy to stand in as chairman in an emergency.

"I've definitely enjoyed my time as a parish councillor and the highlight would have to be us campaigning successfully to get the speed limit reduced through the village to 40 miles per hour," she said.

Mrs Osbourn, who worked for Barnard Brothers in Newport before beginning her job at the Post Office, said she enjoys meeting and chatting to customers.

"I get to hear all the gossip and some very interesting stories, many of which are unrepeatable!" she said.

"Although I've retired from the parish council, I shall keep busy here and there is always fundraising to be done for the village hall.

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