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Councillor John Robertson

I have been a Lilbourne resident now for 5 and a half years, and love living in the village. I ran my own landscape gardening business for 18 years however after a couple of years of working part time I am now fully retired and love it.

One of my passions is to travel, whether abroad or in the UK, I have a very big bucket list which we are working through.

My partner Carolyn and I have 3 grandsons whom we both adore and see them as often as possible which keeps me on my toes as well as wears me out. I like walking (daily around Lilbourne) and am an avid reader, usually a couple of books a week. I like to relax watching a good film, particularly Dramas, thrillers and Action, best film of all time “The deer hunter”.

Retirement has, between travelling given me some spare time, which fits in perfectly with being a parish councillor. The role of a councillor is quite varied and allows me to get involved in the decision making that will hopefully make our village a better place to live and enjoy. There are many aspects to being a councillor all of which I thoroughly enjoy, such as working on projects to improve our environment, introducing new facilities to the village, having a say in how the village looks and is maintained all of which brings responsibility to get it right and ensure monies are managed and invested correctly on behalf of the village residents, something I’m a real stickler for.

I would recommend that all residents get involved in their council or local committees at some point, contribute to and have a say in their surroundings and services, its very rewarding and satisfying.

Responsibilities:

Village hall and car park CCTV.
Mowing and small maintenance contracts.
Links with Prologis / DIRFT.
Jubilee Meadows (Hillmorton lane field)