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At the Annual Town Council meeting on Thursday 16th May, members said their goodbyes to Cllr Alex Clarke who chose not to stand for Councillor this year, in order to make time for his many other commitments.

Members presented former Cllr Alex Clarke with a card, gift and their sincere thanks, for his time and work on the council, over the many years.
Since joining in 1991, Alex Clarke has contributed a vast amount. Having served on various committees such as the then Playing Fields & Cemeteries Committee, Finance, Highways, etc, he became Chairman of Council in 2008. In 2009, he decided to take a step back so he could focus on his East Dorset District Councillor role (EDDC) (for which he was elected in 1994), although he still attended Parish meetings to give the monthly report from EDDC.

Alex moved to West Moors in 1990 with his wife and young daughters. They moved for work (in Poole) and West Moors struck us as a great location to live. On their first visit, standing on the pavement outside St Mary’s Church, they were immediately warmly welcomed by the Church Secretary who was cycling past. That clinched it – obviously a friendly place!

Alex explained, he always enjoyed his council work, using his knowledge of West Moors and his involvement with the local community to inform his contributions. He feels it has been both interesting and fulfilling to be a member of his local council, working with fellow councillors who wish the best for West Moors.

In Alex’s eyes, the council is going from strength to strength and the last five years are the best he has experienced since joining 33 years ago. He wishes the Council every success in the future.

As do the Council for Alex Clarke.

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