THERE was no prouder man than Ken Berry when he banged the gavel to open proceedings at September’s meeting of Shaw and Crompton Parish Council.With chair Joe Beeston unavailable, retired wagon and coach driver Ken sat in the hot seat.
And he was on civic duty again as the Tour of Britain raced through Shaw and High Crompton on Saturday, September 14.
At the age of 77, Ken from High Crompton is loving his belated time in the spotlight.
“I was really proud,” said Ken, one of the 12 councillors co-opted onto the Parish body earlier this year.
“I was a bit nervous beforehand and a little shaky at the start but I think I did okay.
“Even the gaffer (clerk Tony Hilton) said I had done well. I love it on the council and trying to get things done.
“If things weren’t taken to the big Council (OMBC) or they gave us some more authority, then we would get more things done for the people of Shaw and Crompton.”