A former mayor of Hertsmere has died aged 91.
Eddie Roach was borough mayor in 2003/04 and an elected councilor at Potters Bar.
Hertsmere Borough Council published on March 21: “We are saddened by the news that the former Mayor of Hertsmere, Honorary Alderman Eddie Roach, passed away a few days ago.
“He was mayor during the 2003 to 2004 municipal year as well as two periods as deputy mayor. He also spent many years as a borough councilor for Potters Bar.
“Our thoughts are with his family.”
Mr Roach became a borough councilor in 1994, when he stood as an independent, campaigning to save Potters Bar Hospital. He then joined the Conservative Group, which took control of the council in 1999, and continued to serve at Potters Bar Parkfield until 2010.
He was also a county councilor in Hertfordshire.
The County Council paid its own tribute to Mr Roach, saying: “It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the death of former County Councilor Eddie Roach at the age of 91.
“Edwin Thomas Roach served as a county councilor for eight years, serving as a member of Potters Bar East from 2005 to 2013, including serving as vice-chairman of the council from 2009 to 2011.
“As County Councilor he served on several committees including Community Safety, Health Review, Oversight and Review, and Development Control.
“After retiring from Council, he was elected Honorary Alderman in May 2013.”
Before entering politics, Mr Roach served in the RAF and then as an officer in the Metropolitan Police, where he worked at Borehamwood Police Station and the anti-corruption team at New Scotland Yard.
He also served as a trustee of the Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust Ltd and the Dame Alice Owen School at Potters Bar.
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This notice was published: 2022-03-26 14:15:00