NKDC and Sleaford stalwart retires

After over 40 years of loyal service to the people of Sleaford and Holdingham, Coun Peter Haysum has announced his retirement from North Kesteven District Council.

Coun Haysum, ward member of Sleaford and Holdingham, will be stepping down due to ill health, and has extended his thanks to the people in his ward. He said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to all the residents of Holdingham who have supported me over the years, I am most grateful.”

A postman for 22 years, Coun Haysum first joined as a district councillor on what was Sleaford Urban District Council, before becoming a councillor in the re-organisation of North Kesteven District Council in 1974.

He has stood as the Mayor of Sleaford three times over the years, as well as serving as chairman on NKDC in 1995.

Coun leader Marion Brighton said: “Peter’s detailed knowledge of his ward and its challenges, together with his deep interest in housing projects and his concern for local residents, has always shone through. It has been a pleasure to work with him and he will be very much missed.”