A PARISH council chairman who has clocked up almost four decades of service to his village will step down next month.
Dave North, 80, has served on Shafton Parish Council since 1986 and as its chairman since 1991.
Born in Grimethorpe, Dave moved to Shafton and also served as the North East ward’s councillor for two years.
“At our monthly meeting, I announced that I was stepping down – it’s been something I’ve enjoyed and I’ll always keep doing my bit for the village,” he said.
“I feel like I’ve made a positive difference to Shafton and next month’s meeting will be my last.”