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Councillor Colin Burgess was elected Chairman of Alsager Town Council at the Annual Meeting of the Council on 16th May 2017 at Alsager Institute.

Colin’s love for Alsager is his reason for being a councillor, and Alsager and its residents are foremost in all he does. This will be his third term of office.

Colin has lived in Alsager all his life and the Burgess family are believed to be the oldest in the town. Married to Jillian, they have three children, Robert, Sue and David and eight grandchildren.

Colin was educated at Alsager Primary School which is now Highfields Annexe and at Sandbach Grammar School, now Sandbach School for Boys.

After working in the offices of British Railways at Stoke on Trent, which was interrupted by service in the R.A.F. and at Basford Hall Crewe, he joined International Computers at Kidsgrove later becoming Chief Cashier at Winsford.

When that factory closed he joined the Magistrates Court at Sandbach and later at Crewe where he became Deputy Chief Cashier until he took early retirement. His working days were completed as manager at Bands SJB in Alsager.

He is Treasurer of the Jane Maddock Homes Trust and Chairman of the War Memorial Restoration Trust.