Please view Councillor Ramsay’s details below:
Hi, I am William Ramsay known to most people of The Haswells as Billy. I was born at Little Thorpe maternity hospital in Dec 1968, making me 48. Over the last 48 years, I have lived in 5 different houses all within The Haswells. I have been married to my wife Julie for 26 years. Julie was also born and raised in Haswell and we have since had three children and one granddaughter, two of our children have now bought properties of their own within the Haswells. I work and run my business on the outskirts of the village with my father and one of my sons. I find it difficult to believe that this is the same village that I grew up in. I have noticed a decline to our villages over the years and have seen business after business close, with people losing all pride and faith in the community in which they live. We all need to work together to put the heart back into the community, to give all generations somewhere to be proud of. The future is in our hands and we can make it better. It was nice to see the community spirit come back to life again over the last few weeks at our four meetings which have been held within the villages of Haswell and Haswell Plough. This is the same community spirit which was evident throughout my childhood.