Thank you all - it was our pleasure to serve

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AFTER receiving so many messages since the end of our year as Deputy Mayor and Mayoress, may Ruth and I please take this opportunity to use your column to say a big thank you to all the kind people who have sent messages of goodwill.

We have served Staveley and Chesterfield as councillors with pride over many years.

Ruth and I are honoured to have served the Borough of Chesterfield as Deputy Mayor and Mayoress for the civic year 2010 to 2011.To have received so many good wishes and thanks together with condolences at losing our seats (thus taking away the opportunity of becoming this year’s mayor and mayoress) from so many members of the public, community/uniformed group leaders, civic colleagues and dignitaries has been very touching.

We have very much enjoyed our public service and we are privileged to have done so many civic duties in what has been essentially, an exceptionally busy year. May we also express our appreciation to all the councils departmental heads together with all council staff at both the borough council and Staveley Town Council. Finally a special thanks to all the civic staff who carry out their duties with the utmost professionalism in performing their many duties. Congratulations must go to them for winning the “Civic Team of the Year” award. We also thank all the local press and media for their support and coverage,

MICK BAGSHAW and

RUTH PERRY

ex councillors for Hollingwood and Inkersall Ward.

Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield for 2010/11