Council chairman re-elected
THE chairmanship of North Devon Council remains unchanged for the coming year. Cllr Roy Lucas was re-elected to the post at annual council meeting with Cllr Jasmine Chesters also re-elected as vice-chairman. It's been a tough year for Roy after he lost
THE chairmanship of North Devon Council remains unchanged for the coming year.Cllr Roy Lucas was re-elected to the post at annual council meeting with Cllr Jasmine Chesters also re-elected as vice-chairman.It's been a tough year for Roy after he lost his wife of 50 years, Doris, to cancer at Christmas, but he feels his work at the council has helped him focus on the positive.Last month he did a parachute jump to raise money for the Children's Hospice South West, raising more than �1,000.Roy says: "It's been a year of highs and lows for me, but working with my friends and colleagues at the council has really helped me through the lows. I feel privileged to be asked to carry on as Chairman for another year. "It's a role I love doing because there's such variety. I've met people from all walks of life from royalty to the man in the street and they all give me equal pleasure. I look forward to serving North Devon to the best of my ability for the coming 12 months."Roy has been the Braunton (East) ward representative on North Devon Council for six years and is a Member of the Braunton Parish Council. He moved to North Devon in 1954. He has two children, Marie and Neil. He is a trustee of the Braunton Museum and chairman of the Braunton Museum Committee. In his spare time he acts as a caseworker for the Royal British Legion and Welfare Officer for the Royal Air Force Association. He is involved with Barnstaple Town football club and the Air Training Corps.Jasmine Chesters has represented Braunton (West) ward on the council for six years and has been on the parish council for 10 years.She and her husband, ex-RAF serviceman Ches, married 25 years ago having known each other for just 18 days. She has lived in America and Germany, but returned to North Devon in 1964. She has two daughters and four stepchildren.