Your Parish Councillors
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Keith MacDonald (Chairman)
Rebecca and I have lived and worked in Wiltshire for many years, the last 16 here in Ogbourne St.George, which has been home for my children for their entire lives. I’ve started helping Paul Scott to maintain this website, so as to encourage better communication. I’m also keen to encourage positive action to maintain and improve the parish for the benefit of us all.
Telephone 841473 or email keith at the-sanctuary.biz
Sarah and I chose to live in a village after many years of urban life because we both grew up in rural communities and firmly believe that villages are the heart of what it means to be British. Unlike many villages today, Ogbourne St. George, though small, still has a School, a Church, and other amenities that make it special. I firmly believe in village life and the benefits it brings, as demonstrated by my work with the Parish Plan and my membership of the cribbage team. Having lived in many places across the UK; I have a breadth of experience which I bring in support of my fellow Councillors. I am pleased to be on the Parish Council and hope that together we can ensure that Ogbourne St. George remains a pleasant community to live in.
Richenda and I first came to the village in 1986, but spent some years abroad, in Nepal, before settling here permanently. We have both been active in village life. I was for many years a Governor of the School, and Chairman for two; and I am a Lay Minister in the Church. The Parish Council has a potentially important role in ensuring that village life is vibrant and in reflecting village views to Wiltshire Council. I look forward to serving the village in any way that I can.
We (Wendy and Barrie) moved to the village over 25 years ago and it was a great pleasure to us that both our daughters were married in the Church. Over that time there have been many changes but Ogbourne St George remains a small rural village with the School, the Church and the Pub central to village life. The most important thing about living in a village is the sense of community and I have edited the Dragon and worked on the Parish Plan with that in mind. I look forward to working on the Parish Council and hope that alongside my fellow Councillors we can reach out to all who live in the village to make them feel they have a part to play in the decision making to retain and, where necessary, improve facilities and services in the Parish.