Jan Gavin To Stand Down
After eight years of dedicated service to Redlands residents Councillor Jan Gavin has decided to stand down from the council at the next elections in May 2019.
First elected in 2011, Jan soon became a familiar face around the ward leading on campaigns such as protecting our terraced streets as balanced communities; investment in our Council housing stock; improvements to Cintra Park; bespoke and innovative resident parking schemes; and so many more.
Jan has taken a special interest in planning matters and has served on the Planning Committee for the last eight years.
As well as being an active ward Councillor Jan was also a member of the Council’s leadership team for six years.
Jan said “I would like to thank the residents of Redlands for trusting me to be their representative on the council for the last eight years. It has been a privilege which I never took for granted. It has also been a very enjoyable and fascinating learning experience.
I have met so many lovely residents over the years, who I hope I was able to help and who have certainly enriched my life. So, thank you Redlands.
The local Labour Party have selected Mo McSevney to stand for election in my place this May.
Mo lives in Redlands and is already very active in the community. Mo will do a great job as your local councillor and I urge you to support her in May’s local elections.”
Redlands Matters says the role of a local councillor is often misunderstood, with some people believing that councillors are full-time employees of the council: this is not the case. To have served for eight years in a time of steadily reducing resources is a tremendous achievement, so we say:
Thank You Jan!