Tributes Paid To Former Council Chair On First Anniversary Of Death
Tributes continue to be paid on the first anniversary of the death of popular Skegby Councillor Anthony Brewer (right in picture) - Tony. Tony who was Chairman of Ashfield District Council died on Tuesday April, 7th last year from Covid-19 at King’s Mill Hospital. Councillor Brewer was an Ashfield Independent Councillor for the Skegby Ward of Ashfield District Council between 2015 and 2020.
Tony, affectionately known as ‘captain’ was a popular figure across Skegby where he lived with partner Pat. He served as a volunteer at the Welcome Treatment Centre at King’s Mill Hospital for many years. Tony served refreshments to patients whilst they were receiving their treatment for cancer, a cause which was very close to his heart.
Councillor Helen-Ann Smith, Deputy Leader of Ashfield District Council worked closely with Tony across Skegby for years. She said, “One year on, not a day goes by when I don’t think of our Tony. We worked so well together. He was passionate about cleaning up Skegby, he was passionate about road safety and he just wanted to make Skegby a better place to live. Tony also campaigned against overdevelopment and championed investment in our parks and open spaces.”
Ashfield's Council Leader Jason Zadrozny said, “Anthony fought till the end is a great loss to residents in Skegby, the Ashfield District and the Ashfield Independents. I knew Tony for over 10 years and even though it’s a year since he died - I still can’t believe that Tony is no longer with us. We were proud recently to put a memorial stone in the garden near Kings Mill Hospital. This was to remember Tony, our NHS heroes and all those who lost their lives through Covid-19. The pain of losing such a good friend is shared by so many across Ashfield."
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