Parish Council Honours Geoffrey Jorey
After more than 30 years’ service to the village Geoffrey Jorey is soon to retire from his role as caretaker and groundsman. Mr. Jorey has been more to our community than the village groundsman; many of us also fondly remember him as the school caretaker, member of the male voice choir, for his involvement in the football team and so on. But for his hard work over many years servicing the Parish Council he was formally acknowledged on Thursday 16th July, including being presented with a scale miniature model of his favourite piece of kit, an MF TE20 tractor (pictured below).
Making the presentation Parish Council Chairman, Mr. Paul Carter said “The council would like to take this opportunity to thank you [Mr. Jorey] for your commitment over the years. We have a lot to be grateful for in having you to support us in the upkeep of the village and I’m sure we could not have achieved what we have done without you. There have been many instances where you have stepped in and taken the initiative to put problems right and help members of the community. My wife has often said ‘Every Parish Council needs a Geoff!’ We wish you a very happy and well-deserved retirement”. Mr. Jorey will continue in the role with reduced hours and responsibilities until March 2016 whilst a replacement arrangement is put in place.