Keith Pounder joined the Parish Council in 2005. He passionately and assertively represented Quarrington Hill until his death on 22 May 2020 at University Hospital Durham. This was after two years of serious illness.
Keith was also a leading light at Quarrington Hill Community Centre. Here he led the asset transfer process of the building from Durham County Council to the Trustees and the fundraising campaign to refurbish the facility. Keith really became active in the community in about 2003 to 2004 with the community consultation on Parish Plan 1 and was a founder member of Quarrington Hill Community Partnership which went on to raise funds for a number of initiatives in the village. He played an active part in the Quarry Liaison Committees which affect our community and also East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership.
Keith served Quarrington Hill well on our Parish Council, always trying to make sure the village got its fair share of resources, although this was never an issue. He scrutinised the Parish Council finances meticulously and supported the Parish Council in growing into a more financially stable organisation for both of our villages.
Keith was also a member of the Durham Constabulary Choir and Secretary for St Helen’s Church Kelloe where again he supported in major fundraising activities. Keith was well known in the community and liked by a lot of people. Whilst he had a private family funeral during Covid-19, a Service of Remembrance will be arranged once the pandemic is over to remember and thank Keith.