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Dear Resident,

I have been encouraged by various Councillors to stand for election to Ash Parish Council and Guildford Borough Council at the next elections in May 2019, and after a lot of thought I have decided to go ahead and put my name forward.

In order for this to happen, and in order for me to be effective as a Councillor, I needed to join a political party, which I did a couple of weeks ago.

Unfortunately this action rules out the possibility of me remaining as Chairman of Ash Residents Association as the Association is non-political, and I have therefore resigned as Chairman. I will however be able to extend my association with ASHRA as a committee member, which I hope to do, and thereby continue my support.

I feel that in becoming a Councillor at Guildford BC, and very locally within the Parish, I will be able to extend my influence, working alongside other Ward Councillors, to support and improve the local community, and indeed give support to ASHRA.

IMPORTANT

We need to elect a new Chairman, and indeed a new Secretary, as we've been running without one since Roger Smolski moved out of the area.

These positions are far less onerous now than they have been over the past 10 years, but issues still arise that need addressing and it is very important that ASHRA keeps supporting the people of Ash and Tongham.

We would like to think that there are residents who would be willing to take on these roles, and accordingly we invite nominations to be sent to the Returning Officer by 2nd November 2018. At present we just need the nominees name, address and e-mail address and the position you want to stand for. To contact the Returning Officer click here

Once all nominations are received, the Returning Officer, Alastair French, will publish the names. We will then hold a General Meeting of ASHRA, at Ash Parish Council, Ash Hill Road on the 21st November 2018 at 19:00, when the new Officers will be elected by residents of Ash and Tongham on a show of hands.

In addition to elections for the two officers mentioned above, the existing Vice Chairman, Treasurer and other Committee members will be standing re re-election.
We hope that the meeting in November will be well attended.

I truly thank everyone in Ash & Tongham for their support over the past 10 years or so, and I hope your support for the new Chairman & Committee will continue.

Graham Eyre

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