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In Remembrance: Charles Horton

Patchway Town Council were extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Charles Horton, an Honorary Freeman of Patchway. Charles Horton was an outstanding member of the Patchway community and had served on Patchway Town Council between 1978 and 2003. He was the Vice-Chairman of Patchway Parish Council from 1990 – 1994.

On Thursday 21st February 2013, Mr Horton was made an Honorary Freeman of the Town due to his outstanding and committed service to Patchway. He was always involved within his local community and this was reflected in his time on the board of Governors at Patchway Highs School, Stoke Lodge Infant School and Callicroft Junior School. He was a dedicated member of Patchway Community Association, having served as Vice-Chairman and Secretary and also pushed forward the plans for the new hall in the centre. Mr Horton was also a trustees of Coniston Community Association for 20 years, promoting the building of Patchway’s newest community centre.

On Mr Horton, current Mayor of Patchway Cllr Jon Butler remarked that ‘Charles was an extremely committed member of Patchway Town Council and served his community well during his 25 years as a Councillor between 1978 and 2003. Although I did not personally know Charles, other members as well as people in the community had taken to his extremely likeable nature and he was always committed to ensuring Patchway was a good place to live for everyone. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this tough time’.

Patchway Town Council’s Book of Remembrance will be open for signing until 4:30pm each weekday, for anyone who wishes to leave a message in remembrance.

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