Councillor John Nichols has been involved with the Parish Council for the last 23 years. John is the most helpful, cheerful, and hard-working Councillor anyone could ever wish for. He has tirelessly worked for the good of the residents/Yelvertoft village – grass cutting, tree maintenance, allotment maintenance, cemetery maintenance, flood maintenance, KGV field maintenance, member of many sub committees and working groups – including the Village Hall which we consider is one of the best facilities in the UK with a fantastic village hall, professional pitches, amphitheatre, pocket park etc. John takes it upon himself to carry out maintenance in the village nearly every day of the week, including weekends and evenings. John never needs to be asked, never complains, and rarely receives thanks.
We truly believe that John is the best ever Councillor and deserves recognition and a treat which is why we nominated him to NCALC for their annual recognition award of attending the Queens Royal Garden Party in May. We are delighted to say that John won! John and his wife Jenny will be attending the party. Talking of Jenny, we must also thank her as she rarely sees John due to the amount of time he spends working for the good of the village.
John will be retiring as a Councillor in April (despite saying that he will still continue to do some maintenance! 😊). We would like to give John a huge thank you for all his hard work over the years and wish him a long, happy, healthy retirement. He will be sorely missed.