Today Caroline Warner, District Councillor for Westway Ward in Caterham has announced her decision to resign.
Caroline says “My family and I have made the difficult decision to move away from the area and, as much as I may wish to continue, I feel that I can no longer represent the community to the level they deserve.”
“I have loved the time that I have spent serving my community and it has been such a pleasure to meet so many fabulous people. I am very proud of the achievements that we have made together. Most notably, I was both honoured and humbled to have had the opportunity to support the victims of the terrible floods of 2016. Together as a community we convinced the administration at Tandridge that it was right to offer full Council Tax relief for the period of time that families were unable to live in their homes. “
“In the days after the floods, I visited as many households as I could. I was moved to see neighbours supporting one another during a very dark hour. I met one lady who moved me to tears. When I first saw her, she was hugging one of her neighbour's children tightly as the girl sobbed and telling her how everything would be alright. It became clear to me that she was a tower of strength to all around her. Her own home was in ruin and yet her instinct was to comfort others before thinking about herself. This woman has since campaigned tirelessly to ensure that the authorities keep listening to the people who were affected. Her name is Helen Rujbally and I am beyond delighted to tell you that Caterham Hill Liberal Democrats have selected her to stand for election to replace me as your Councillor. A more dedicated, thoughtful, honourable, hard-working and caring woman you will not find anywhere.”
The date for the upcoming by-election will be announced by Tandridge District Council shortly.
Published and promoted by A. Jones on behalf of D. Cooper (Liberal Democrat) all at 2 Milner Cl., Caterham,CR3 6JS