Cllr Peter Wood

Posted on Monday 4th March, 2013 by

Cllr Peter Wood

Cllr Peter Wood, Leader of Ashford Borough Council, has died after a short illness. He passed away on Friday night (1st March).

Cllr Wood had recently stepped down temporarily from his position as Leader of the council after undergoing a serious operation.

Cllr Wood, who lived in Aldington, was ward member for Saxon Shore and had been leader of the conservative run council since November 2010.

Cllr Gerry Clarkson is Acting Leader and council decisions will continue to be taken by the Cabinet under his leadership.

Cllr Peter Wood was born on 28th February 1950.

Cllr Peter Wood

Cllr Peter Wood

He was elected to the Saxon Shore ward in 2003 (which covers Aldington, Brabourne, Brabourne Lees, Bonnington, Bilsington, Brook, Hastingleigh, Ruckinge and Smeeth).

He became a member of the then Executive (now Cabinet) in May 2007, where he was portfolio holder for Housing and Communications. As housing portfolio holder he was heavily involved in the Stanhope PFI and the council’s delivery of the affordable homes programme. He remained a keen advocate of affordable rural housing and the remodelling of sheltered housing.

In May 2010 he became Deputy Leader and in November 2010 he became Leader.

The Ashford Borough Council flag will fly at half-mast until the funeral (no date has been set as yet).

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