Prior to the start of the January Tarvin Parish Council meeting, the chairman, Cllr. Robert Ford, presented former Councillor Mr. David Cotgreave with the inaugural Freedom of the Parish of Tarvin award. The award recognises David's exceptional public service, not only to the parish but to the Chester area generally.
David first joined the Parish Council in June 1969 – almost 55 years ago! Since that time, he has held the position of chairman on several occasions and was also mayor of Chester in 1982/83. For many years he acted as the council's representative to the Tarvin Educational Foundation which provides grants for educational purposes to students residing in the ancient parish of Tarvin. This in addition to serving on all of the Councils committees and working parties at different times.
David stepped down as a Councillor in April last year. Our huge thanks and best wishes go to David.
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