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Cllr Derek Evans

Postby Tomas Drouty » Wed May 28, 2014 4:37 pm

Cllr Derek Evans, MDC ward councillor for Netherfield (Meden Vale) and Warsop Parish Councillor has sadly passed away.

Derek was still actively serving his community until just a fortnight ago when he visited the hospital with illness. Sadly he was diagnosed with advanced cancer last Friday and passed away on Tuesday 27th May.

As a mark of respect to a serving councillor, the flag is being flown at half mast on Warsop Town Hall.

I personally didn't agree with his political persuasion and wasn't convinced when he joined the council, but I am more than happy to admit I was wrong. Derek was a trooper who would do things for the community he lived in. Not only has he been a councillor but like many others he has volunteered his time and efforts by sitting on various other committees and organisations. Derek was a doer and will be missed by many organisations that he helped over the last few years.
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Re: Cllr Derek Evans

Postby BigAl » Wed May 28, 2014 6:28 pm

Sad news, Derek was a friend who i used to garden with on the allotments, Rest in peace my old friend.
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Re: Cllr Derek Evans

Postby Caz » Wed May 28, 2014 8:42 pm

Sad news indeed. My sincere condolences to his family.
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Re: Cllr Derek Evans

Postby Kev@Shine » Wed May 28, 2014 9:05 pm

Really sorry to hear the news of Derek's passing.

Derek was a big help to Shine and I was really pleased when he came along to a session at Unit 2000 and chatted with the young people there. Local councillors are often the unsung heroes of this community and I know that a lot of their work goes unnoticed and unreported. The press, web and Facebook are sometimes used to direct anonymous criticism at them. What a pretty thankless task being a councillor must be sometimes.

I, for one, appreciate their efforts and I would like to thank Derek (and of course Christine) for the many hours he dedicated to the people of this parish.

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Re: Cllr Derek Evans

Postby focus » Fri May 30, 2014 6:33 am

it is sad news about councilor derdk evens . i have helped the councilor with local isues as an community councilor. he will be sadly missed.
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