Tributes paid to former council Chairman

Tributes have been paid to a district councillor following her sudden death last week.

Cllr Gill Farmer, who represented Teme Valley Ward on Malvern Hills District Council, passed away on Thursday (October 1). She had been a councillor for more than 20 years and was Chairman in 2004.

Cllr Farmer had a keen interest in planning and away from the Council Chamber enjoyed painting.

She was married to former district councillor Reg Farmer.

Cllr Phil Grove, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, said: "Gill was a close friend, dedicated and conscientious in all she did to represent all residents within her ward. She will be sadly missed by all her friends, work colleagues and those she served.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with her family at this sad time."