We had a minute’s silence at the District Council tonight for Richard Vingoe, who died yesterday after a long illness.
Richard was a District Councillor for many years, when he was leader of the small but influential Hockley Residents Association group of councillors, and for a while chairman of the planning committee.
Tributes were paid to him tonight by several councillors. Richard acted with great duty and care to do the best he could, and he was worthy of the title of “Mr Hockley”. He was a courteous, dedicated man with a sense of humour.
As Terry Cutmore summed up, “He will be be sadly missed by those who loved him.”
A great man , a terrific councillor.