Parish Council elects new ChairmanOn Monday 15th May at the Annual General Meeting, the members of Rainhill Parish Council were thrilled to select Cllr Bill Wood as the new Chairman for 2006 / 07.
Bill, or Malcolm, (he responds to both names) has been a Parish Councillor for eleven years and been a resident of the village for nearly forty years. Bill was brought up in Sale, Cheshire and attended Manchester Grammar School and the Royal College of Advanced Technology in Salford, where he gained qualifications to enable him to earn his living as a computer engineer for AEI based in Manchester and later for ICL in Manchester and then in Liverpool.
Always active in the local community, Bill is a stalwart figure who many villagers will recognise from either walking with his dog or attending the many meetings around the area. Bill is always keen to put his name forward and currently he is a HomeWatch Leader, Governor for two local schools, member of the Crime Prevention Team, and a regular attendee at all the Local Heritage Societies Meetings.
Married to Elaine, father to David and Peter, and the late Judith, and Grandad to Emma and Abigail, Bill's family ties are the rockbed of his way of life.
We all wish him the very best in his year of office.
The photograph was taken at one of his first functions, the Mayor Making last Sunday held at St Mary's, Lowe House, and later at St Helens Town Hall.