Councillor Yvonne Fletcher

I have lived in Tetney for four decades, my parents Clive and Angela Dixon, owned the village newsagents/general store on Town road for 25 years (which is now the existing Spar shop) and I grew up serving customers, delivering papers and helping my grand-dad Rupert Dixon with his log business. I think he inspired me to become a parish councillor, as he spent over 50 years on local, district and county councils. I believe his motto of “people not politics” is still relevant today. Back then, everyone knew their neighbours, left their doors unlocked and Tetney was a small community. Now, with the busy pace of life, we have lost that sense of community, village groups struggle to survive with lack of residents support, new residents don’t want to or don’t know how to get involved, (which I hope the parish council website and Village voice leaflet will help to rectify). Through being a parish councillor, I can express my views and ideas, use my village knowledge to an advantage and hopefully make Tetney a better place to live for my family, friends and everyone in Tetney and Tetney Lock. I support the idea of affordable housing for people connected by birth to the village, many who cannot afford to stay in the village they grew up in, and realise if Tetney does not support future housing development and growth, existing services that we currently have, such as the village school and children’s centre, shop, pub, bus service, library service and village hall will cease to exist. During my four years as a Tetney parish councillor, I have helped to run the Christmas fayre and light switch-on, proposed the purchases of new benches, notice boards, litter and dog bins, attended meetings by outside bodies, implemented a grounds maintenance contract, assisted the clerk with the cemetery, and will become a trustee of the public toilet block and additional burial land, once finalized, on behalf of the parish.

I have lived in Tetney for four decades, my parents Clive and Angela Dixon, owned the village newsagents/general store on Town road for 25 years (which is now the existing Spar shop) and I grew up serving customers, delivering papers and helping my grand-dad Rupert Dixon with his log business. I think he inspired me to become a parish councillor, as he spent over 50 years on local, district and county councils. I believe his motto of “people not politics” is still relevant today. Back then, everyone knew their neighbours, left their doors unlocked and Tetney was a small community. Now, with the busy pace of life, we have lost that sense of community, village groups struggle to survive with lack of residents support, new residents don’t want to or don’t know how to get involved, (which I hope the parish council website and Village voice leaflet will help to rectify). Through being a parish councillor, I can express my views and ideas, use my village knowledge to an advantage and hopefully make Tetney a better place to live for my family, friends and everyone in Tetney and Tetney Lock. I support the idea of affordable housing for people connected by birth to the village, many who cannot afford to stay in the village they grew up in, and realise if Tetney does not support future housing development and growth, existing services that we currently have, such as the village school and children’s centre, shop, pub, bus service, library service and village hall will cease to exist. During my four years as a Tetney parish councillor, I have helped to run the Christmas fayre and light switch-on, proposed the purchases of new benches, notice boards, litter and dog bins, attended meetings by outside bodies, implemented a grounds maintenance contract, assisted the clerk with the cemetery, and will become a trustee of the public toilet block and additional burial land, once finalized, on behalf of the parish.