Three Rivers District Council chairman Phil Williams, who represented Chorleywood and Maple Cross, has resigned his seat on the local authority.
Chorleywoodnews spoke to Phil who said he has been considering resigning for some time as he feels it is the right time to step down and focus on his family.
Reflecting on his seven years on the council, Phil said the experience has been a ‘real eye-opener’:
“I realised how hard people work to make things happen and how frustrating it can be to get things done. There’s a lot of red tape.”
Reflecting on his time, Phil said his proudest moments have been achieving status as No1 recycling district throughout the UK, putting in two school crossings, increasing biodiversity in the area and installing three defibrillators.
Phil has lived in Chorleywood since 1998 but has lived in Hertfordshire all his life having grown up in Rickmansworth and Croxley. He previously ran the Peppermill restaurant in Chorleywood which closed in 2012.
He now hopes to use his newfound time by spending more time with his family. He said:
“It has been a privilege and pleasure to represent the people of Chorleywood.”