Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Councillor Ossie Garvin "Roundabout"

Councillor Ossie Garvin Councillor

Ossie Garvin started life in the small town of Ashton, Makerfield, Lancashire he became a miner at aged 14, he hated the
minesand moved to Hayes to seek work at EMI in 1929, living the rest of his life in Church Road (with his wife Clara). 

Ossie Garvin joined the Labour Party in 1937 and became the leader of Hayes and Harlington Urban District Council in 1954. he was awarded an MBE in 1967. he was mayor of Hillingdon 1971-1972. he represented the Townfield ward when elected to Hillingdon council. 

Ossie was also a Justice of the Peace. he was also a strong and committed Catholic while Ossie continued to believe that the formation of Hillingdon was to the determent of the working people of Hayes his pet project was to increase council housing and a by pass for Hayes which was finally completed in 1992 he died aged 77 in June 1990