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Announcement on the passing of Cllr Anthony Spencer

Last Modified March 09, 2023

A long-standing member of our council has passed away over the weekend following a period of ill health.

Cllr Anthony Spencer died in the early hours of Saturday morning, 4 March, peacefully with his family by his side. Cllr Spencer had been a borough councillor for the Shenley ward since 2015 and a Shenley Parish Councillor since 2009. He lived in Shenley and leaves behind his wife, Vana, two children, Naomi and Elliot and grandchildren.

Among his work as a councillor, Cllr Spencer was a long standing member of the Planning Committee and the past chair of the Policy Review Committee. In addition, he was a very active member of Shenley United Synagogue and a member of the CCTV Partnership, Shenley Park Trust, South Mimms Village Hall Management and West Herts Crematorium Joint Committee.

Sajida Bijle, our Managing Director, said: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Cllr Anthony Spencer. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and friends and we extend our deepest condolences to his loved ones at this difficult time.”

Cllr Morris Bright MBE, Leader of the Council, said: “Cllr Spencer was a highly valued and cherished member of the council and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the residents of Shenley and the wider community. He was passionate about Shenley and protecting its people and environment. He will be greatly missed.”

Cllr Jeremy Newmark, Leader of the Labour and Co-Operative Group, said: “Cllr Spencer was a deeply committed public servant. The loss of Cllr Spencer will be felt by many in the council and community. My thoughts are with his loved ones.”

Cllr Paul Richards, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, said: “I’m very sorry to hear the news. His loved ones have my deepest sympathy.”

Cllr Spencer’s funeral will be held on 6 March at 2.30pm at Bushey New Cemetery on Little Bushey Lane.

Posted on Monday 6th March 2023

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