Tributes paid following death of respected councillor

Published March 12, 2021 at 14:02

Everyone at Rossendale Borough Council would like to pass on their condolences to the family and friends of Cllr Terry Haslam- Jones who died suddenly on 11 March.  

Terry was a well respected Councillor for Stacksteads Ward with close ties to the community he served and sat on many committees including the Bacup Community Partnership. 

Alyson Barnes Councill Leader said: “This has come as a great shock. Terry was a well liked and respected local councillor and was also a good friend to many council members. Our thoughts, prayers and love go to his family, who are devastated by this news. 

Neil Shaw CEO of Rossendale Council said: “Terry was a great champion for local people.  He was passionate about helping people and a great advocate for communities.  I found him to be a thoroughly lovely man with a great sense of humour.  He will be sadly missed by colleagues at the council’. 

The council will be putting the flag in St Mary’s Gardens at half-mast as a sign of respect until the day of the funeral and will also observe a silence at the next Council meeting. 

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