The Town Council was saddened to hear that former Councillor and Mayor Alan Wellman passed away peacefully at the weekend.
Alan served on Northleach with Eastington Town Council continuously for 60 years which by any measure is an exceptional example of dedicated community service. He demonstrated a sustained willingness to lead by fulfilling the role of chairman for 12 years – his wise words diligently guiding the council of the time.
During his time as chairman, he oversaw significant events in the town, notably the building of the Westwoods Centre on the old grammar school site as well as the opening of the long-awaited bypass. Even after his resignation at 89 years old he continued to offer support and advice. Staff and fellow councillors always knew a quick telephone call to Alan would help fill in a gap in their knowledge.
Last year Alan was awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Parish for his loyal service to the people of Northleach, a richly deserved accolade for someone who was a true inspiration. It’s been a pleasure working alongside him and he will be sorely missed. We offer our sincere condolences to Alan’s family at this sad time.