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Barry Kirby quits Quedgeley Parish Council

By citizenmike  |  Posted: April 07, 2014

By Mike Wilkinson, Public Affairs reporter

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Outspoken... Barry Kirby has quit Quedgeley Parish Council

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Community champion Barry Kirby has suddenly quit Quedgeley Parish Council.

Mr Kirby says he cannot continue because he needs to focus more time on the a growing workload in his role as the Grange and Kingsway county councillor as well as his private business and his children.

But the departure will raise eyebrows, coming just weeks after the resignation of Anna Mozol and Terry Pullen.

Mr Kirby said: "I have served on the parish council for four years and it has been a great experience.

"The parish council is a wonderful organisation.

"i joined it because I didn't believe in the direction it was going in but in my time there it has changed significantly and I have got a lot of faith in it. It is now more proactive."

Mr Kirby has not ruled out a return to the parish council in the future if his situation changes.

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  • MrGarnet  |  April 07 2014, 8:57PM

    "whilst others likened the place to the 'New Matson'" NibNobs. Why do you say that? live in Matson and it is much better than some other areas of the City.

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  • JemmyWood  |  April 07 2014, 5:33PM

    Something rank is obviously happening at the QPC.... Maybe its time to wind up this toothless tiger. Its just another level of pointless bureaucracy no one needs. It seems to waste far too much of our money in running and justifying itself. Surely it would be more efficient having the city council take over. Other parts of Gloucester manage perfectly well without one, why should Quedgeley be any different.

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  • NibNobs  |  April 07 2014, 4:48PM

    Barry Kirby has stuck up for Kingsway whilst others likened the place to the 'New Matson'. Now Kingsway is a better place to live because of the efforts of Barry helping to get a school, community centre and an Asda built.

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