Vote for … a new Packington Parish Councillor. Choice of two:

As well as the District and County Council elections on Thursday 6th May, our own village Parish Council election takes place that day .. or earlier if you have a Postal Vote, as 25% of us apparently do.

There are two candidates to fill one vacancy:

Russell Powell writes:

My name is Russell Powell and I have put myself forward to represent you as a Parish Councillor. I am 44 years old and live in Packington with my wife, Amy and our two year old son, Freddie. I grew up in Packington and my parents also still live in the village.
I am a chartered accountant and am the finance director of our family logistics business as well as a director of an accountancy practice. I’m an avid sports fan who enjoys playing golf and football (despite my body telling me otherwise!)

I am passionate about our village and am excited about trying to make a difference in ensuring our community continues to be enjoyable and safe for all residents.

The areas I would like to help influence, if elected, are:
Community – I want to ensure our first class community spirit is maintained. The village’s events and activities bring us all together and these traditions should continue along with any new ideas for the future.
Safety – the safety of residents is of utmost priority and everyone should feel comfortable, whether it’s by reducing speeding through our village, ensuring pathways are safe or tackling crime.
Facilities – maintaining and building upon the village’s facilities, such as the recreation ground and Memorial Hall. These facilities enhance the community spirit.

Communication is also key in keeping residents informed about these areas along with all village matters. Packington is a wonderful village and I want to help protect its future so that residents old and new can enjoy village life as much as my family and I do.

This publication is promoted by me, Russell Powell of 15 Century Drive, Packington, LE65 1GQ and displayed by Packington Post electronically on my behalf.

Bob Herritty writes:

Dear Packington Resident,

I am standing for Parish Councillor in the election on the 6th of May 2021 and would like to ask for your support. So who is Bob?

I am a 4 year resident of Packington – Welsh by birth. Happily married to Ann and living in Westcroft on the High St.. I am a director of several international companies that specialise in batteries and power electronics. I am a member of Ashby Rotary Club and can be seen walking behind the Santa sleigh in “Hi Viz” if you look carefully. I have previously served the community I lived in as a member of the board of Action for Children Wales and as a governor of Headlands Independent Special School.

What are my key motivations to seek your support?

  1. To represent the interests of all Packington residents
  2. To ensure a clean, healthy environment in Packington.
  3. To promote road safety in and around Packington – including pressing for speed restrictions.
  4. To provide inputs to planning applications circulated to the Parish Council.
  5. To support our local businesses and communal facilities.

Please vote on the 6th May and stay safe. Thank you!
Published by: R M Herritty, 51 High St, Packington, LE651WJ and Displayed by Packington Post electronically on my behalf.