Councillor Thornton steps down and Parish Council seeks a new member
It wasn't to be the most exciting subject for the last speech of Janet Thornton's Parish Council career but it was given with her usual passion and fervour. At the Parish Council Assembly on Tuesday 20th April, Janet Thornton spoke on the subject of dog dirt.
It was not a subject perculiar to East Keswick, Janet reminded the meeting. From her position on a number of community bodies across the region she knew that this subject annoys and taxes many groups. Just a few uncaring dog owners give everyone a bad name when they fail to clear up after their dog - or even worse - clear up but leave the plastic bag and its contents hanging from a tree or hedge.
Chairman John Priestley thanked Janet on behalf of the village for her contribution to the Parish Council which goes back thirteen years. In that time she has been the instigator and a key player behind many events, not least the Village of the Year entries, the Royal Visit and some of the successful galas.