TRIBUTES have been paid to a Fenland councillor who died last night (Tuesday).
Staff and members at Fenland District Council were very saddened to learn of the death of Cllr Ken Peachey at the age of 68.
Cllr Peachey was elected to the council in 2007 and served as the Conservative Member for the St Mary’s Ward in Whittlesey.
At the time of his death he was a member of FDC’s Overview and Scrutiny, Planning and Staff Committees.
Cllr Alan Melton, FDC leader, said: “Ken was an exceptionally good councillor. He was a hard questioner on Overview and Scrutiny and a very diligent member of the Planning Committee. He always spoke up on Whittlesey matters.”
Paul Medd, FDC chief executive, said: “Cllr Peachey was a first-class local councillor – a passionate advocate for his own local community and a great ambassador for Whittlesey and Fenland as a whole. He was a down-to-earth character with a great sense of humour and he will be very sadly missed by all those who knew and worked with him.”
Cllr Peachey had also been a Whittlesey Town Councillor for four years and was a long-serving secretary of the Whittlesey Conservative Club. He was also a serving magistrate in Peterborough.
The flag at Fenland Hall is flying at half-mast as a mark of respect. It will remain there until after his funeral.