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.