Terry Douris has been a County Councillor for some 11 years and during that time he has influenced as much as possible the way the council reacts to residents and the their whole ethic of customer service. In his words:
With a big organisation covering as many facets of life that it does it is easy sometimes to miss the small but important issues that people care about and my role is to pick these up and where it’s possible achieve a solution. One aspect that I am particularly proud of is the renewal of The Ridgeway and Tresco Road in Berkhamsted. It’s fair to say that those roads plus some of the adjoining ones had missed out on maintenance and my clear challenge was to get these improved. I am pleased to say that I have done this.
As a county Councillor I have been fortunate to have been a member of the Cabinet for a number of years and current have the responsibility for Education Libraries and Localism. This is a wide ranging portfolio incorporating our schools which are excellent and we are fortunate to have great primary schools in West Berkhamsted and Northchurch.
I was delighted to open the new library in Berkhamsted serving the town and the villages and also I have the honour of Chairing the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board which operates to support present and past members of our services and it was a great accolade for the County to receive the gold accreditation in the Employer Recognition Scheme for reservists.
Locally, I keep in touch by attending every Parish Council meeting of Northchurch Parish Council and corresponding with residents and it is interesting that when I was elected to be your councillor at Hertford I was handed a long list of requests and I am pleased that almost every one of these has been resolved.
In Northchurch, I am delighted to support the development of the Sunnyside Rural Trust project to care for a small number of distressed animals and I was pleased to meet the first guests – 4 rather delightful pigs.
I am currently the Mayor of Dacorum and I am fortunate to have 2 wonderful Mayoresses in the shape of my daughters and I am pleased to have participated in a variety of events from the business community to the celebration of the 100th birthday of Northchurch WI.
Much of my time is taken with my role as a councillor covering a very large area but apart from that my family is very important to me as is my support for Watford Football Club!
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