GIFTS were presented to the retiring chairman of a parish council to thank him for all his hard work.
Members of Ropsley and District Parish Council gathered last Thursday to thank Alwyn Sentance, who has been chairman since 2007.
Prior to taking up the post, Ropsley-born Mr Sentance was vice-chairman for a number of years.
More than that, he has been a member of the parish council for over 30 years.
His vast knowledge of the village and the surrounding area has made him a valued member of the community.
Mr Sentance has agreed to remain on the parish council committee.
ABOVE: Members of Ropsley and District Parish Council are, from left - Bill Coulthard, Margaret Rowbotham, Bob Sheard, Jane Arundel, John Jackson Clarke, Alwyn Sentance, Mavis Grossman and Jenny Leslie. Photo: 584B