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TDC mourns death of serving Councillor, Ken Carroll

Ken Carroll (Right) at Holsworthy Agri Centre opening 2015

Warm tributes have been paid to a serving Torridge District Councillor and prominent local businessman Ken Carroll (on the right in the picture) who sadly passed away on 28th August 2018.

Ken Carroll was elected to Torridge in May 2015, as a Conservative Ward Member for Holsworthy. An active Councillor he was Chair of the Councils Standards Committee and also served on the Licensing Committee.

Councillor Jane Whittaker - Leader of Torridge District Council said: "We will all miss Ken at Torridge, he was a really lovely man, thoughtful, kind and genuine. Despite the constraints brought about by his health issues Ken continued to be a hands on Councillor taking an active interest in all aspects of life in Holsworthy and the surrounding areas. My thoughts and sympathies go to his wife Chris and family."

Councillor David Hurley - Deputy Leader of Torridge District Council said: "I was very sad to hear this news. Ken was a Gentleman and a real pleasure to have known"

Jenny Wallace - Head of Paid Service at Torridge Council said: "We are very sorry to hear of Ken's passing he will be a much missed member of the Council. A true Gentleman he was enthusiastic about his role as a Councillor and was an active member on committees and at a more local level supporting his constituents in Holsworthy. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time."

Councillor Alison Boyle - Ward Member for Kenwith said: "Ken was an inspiration in that he had obviously decided at an age where many might be more concerned with themselves, he was prepared to work for the benefit of others."

Councillor Margaret Brown - Ward Member for Torrington said: "This is very sad news, Ken was a real Gentleman."

Councillor John Himan - Ward Member for Northam said: "Ken was a very knowledgeable Member and was thoughtful and kind to all those of us who had the honour of knowing him. My condolences go to his family, he will be sadly missed." 

Councillor Simon Inch - Ward Member for Bideford South said: "I offer my condolences to Ken's family he was such a kind and thoughtful gentleman and will be missed by his constituents he represented and all at Torridge"

Councillor Tony Inch - Ward Member for Bideford South said: "Very sorry to hear the sad news, working with Ken has been a real pleasure, Michelle and I are thinking and praying for his family at this sad time."

Councillor Mervyn Langmead - Ward Member for Bideford East said: "So sad to hear the bad news, it was a pleasure knowing him, a perfect gentleman, and it's been an honour working with him. Rest in peace Ken."

Councillor Rose Lock - Ward Member for Three Moors said: "Sorry to hear the sad news and thinking of his family at this time. He was a gentleman at all times and it was an absolute pleasure to have worked with him."

The picture shows Ken Carroll on the right meeting HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne at the official opening of the Holsworthy Agri Centre in October 2015. The flag at Riverbank House will be flying at half-mast in respect.

29 August 2018