At its Full Council meeting on Monday 9th January 2023, Ash Parish Council (APC) Councillors voted to co-opt Richard Lucas to the Council. Cllr Lucas will now join the Ash Vale Ward until the elections in May 2023. The Vacancy arose following the resignation of Cllr Helen Gorham.
At the meeting, Mr Lucas described his position as semi-retired and seeking ways to help serve the local community. He explained that he has been a resident of Ash for many years. Now working as a part-time lecturer & tutor at Farnborough College of Technology (FCOT), he also volunteers as the Chairman of the 1st Ash Vale Scout Group and is the Leader of the Sunflower Cafe Ukraininng Support Group.