Councillor Rod Fletcher was elected Chairman of Alsager Town Council on 14th May 2019. His consort will be his daughter Kate and they hope to meet with many people and local organisations over the coming year. Rod came to live in Alsager with his wife, Sue, and two young Children, Kate and John, in 1971 after earning promotion. Both Kate and John were educated at Cranberry and Alsager Schools and both went to University. Sadly John died in an accident in 1995 and Sue passed away in 2015. This led to Kate and Rod both selling their houses and buying one suitable for three generations to live in.
Rod worked on the railways for nearly 40 years mainly in control offices but also had experience in human resources and rostering train drivers.
His final position was as a Company Control Manager for a Train Operating Company where for a time he served on the Rail Industry training Council where he helped deliver N. V. Q’s for control staff. Prior to that he had been a member of the quality improvement team for Rail Express Systems.
Rod is keen on most sports particularly cricket and football and he played for Rode Park and Lawton Cricket Club in the seventies.
He was first elected to Alsager Town Council in 1979 and was a member of Congleton Borough Council from 1980 to 2009, also a County Councillor from 2005 to 2009, and was elected to Cheshire east in 2008.
Whilst on Congleton Borough Council Rod was Chair of the environmental Health committee for eight years during which time bottle banks, recycling of specified plastics, cans, paper, and C.F.C.’s were introduced.
He was also Chair of the Finance Committee for three years and Mayor of Congleton Borough from 1998 to 1999.
When Congleton Borough ceased to exist Rod was appointed an Honorary Alderman but cannot use the title whilst still a member of Cheshire East.
Rod assisted with house to house collections for the R.N.L.I. for over 40 years until the collections were stopped.