Former borough mayor and West Norfolk Council leader Ray Bostock has died. He was 85.
Mr Bostock, who died on Monday, led the authority in the 1980s before serving in the borough’s top civic office in 1986-87.
North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham this afternoon paid tribute to Mr Bostock, saying he was “extremely sad” to hear of his death.
He said: “Ray Bostock was an incredibly energetic and dynamic Leader of the Borough Council in the 1980s, and led the Borough Council to significant victories in local elections during that period.
“Under his leadership he did a huge amount to support enterprise and business, and must have been very proud of his legacy, which this generation is currently enjoying.”
“He was also a highly regarded Mayor of the borough before returning to a successful career in training racehorses.
“He will be greatly missed by a very large number of people across West Norfolk and further afield. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Angela and his family.”
A memorial and thanksgiving service is due to take place at St Andrew’s Church, Barton Bendish this Wednesday, October 7, at noon.
Donations, if desired, may be made to the Injured Jockeys’ Fund.