Sad news

The Parish Council is sorry to hear that David Perry has passed away. Ian Skelton-Smith, former Chair of the Council, writes:

“David’s death is a very sad loss for his friends and family, but for the village of Lindford it is also an occasion to thank him for an outstanding and long record of service as a Parish Councillor.

Lindford became an independent Parish in 1982. David was one of the founding members, helping to ensure that the new Parish Council was a success, and going on to serve as a Lindford Parish Councillor for approximately 3 decades.

A few years after the creation of the Council, David was elected as the Chair, and carried out this role for 8 years. Over the rest of his time on the Council he has also served as Chair of Finance and Vice Chair (twice – most recently from 2001 to 2009).

David always played a full part in the activities of the Council, including very practical intervention, such as mending notice boards and planting trees. I can remember once assisting him in locating a grit box on the verge of Bluebell Road.

In his second stint as Vice Chair he was particularly involved in the establishment of Lindford Village Hall. He and his wife, Joan, took an interest in the details as well as the major issues. Because of this we named the main room in the building The Perry Room.

David will be greatly missed as a good friend and as someone who listened and gave willingly and generously of his time to help others.