Two great councillors will be sadly missed
ROY SHAW I was sad to hear that former Haverstock Councillor Roy Shaw had passed away this weekend. I am constantly struck by the regard in which Roy is held here in Haverstock. Having first entered politics as a young man, Roy spent his whole life servin
I was sad to hear that former Haverstock Councillor Roy Shaw had passed away this weekend. I am constantly struck by the regard in which Roy is held here in Haverstock. Having first entered politics as a young man, Roy spent his whole life serving the people of our borough. He was very much a part of our community and will be sincerely missed.
Everyone who knew Roy - and you would be hard pushed to find anyone in Haverstock who did not - will have their own memories of him. Personally, as Roy's successor, I have drawn inspiration from his remarkable 50 years of public service and the many warm stories I hear of his work for local residents.
I would like to send condolences to Roy's family and friends, on behalf of people here in this area which he loved.
Cllr Matt Sanders
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Jane Schopflin's death is a very sad start to the year and my colleagues and I extend our condolences to her family. Jane became a councillor in the same year as me, but only in retrospect do I see the particular challenges she faced in becoming part of a group of only two, and the great way in which she rose to this.
She also showed how important rigorous scrutiny can be - both in opposition over 16 years, on housing issues especially, and more recently as part of the majority. She cared a great deal for people and the human consequences of what local government does, but she combined that with a toughness in seeking more efficient services and better use of public money. Jane had a lovely sense of humour and she will be missed.
Cllr Andrew Marshall
Deputy Leader of the Council and Leader of the Conservative Group