paid to former Burnham-On-Sea town councillor who has died
have been paid to a former Burnham-On-Sea town councillor who
has passed away this weekend.
Poole was in politics for almost 50 years and was a familiar face
about Burnham and Highbridge. He passed away on Friday March 18th
was most recently a Labour councillor on the Town Council until
2007, representing the ward around Love Lane.
was delighted to be elected Burnham and Highbridge's Second Deputy
Mayor ten years ago in 2006, as reported here
at the time (and pictured below with former Mayor Eric Gill and
Mayoress Gilly Gill).
those paying tribute to him this weekend is former Burnham and
Highbridge Mayor Derek Cooper, who led the Labour group of town
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "David was a hard working councillor
who was very passionate about local issues."
of his biggest successes in Burnham was leading the pressure against
Sedgemoor District Council to drop parking charges for coaches
in the Somerfield car park. It made a big difference."
was well known and well liked - he was a 'man of the people'.
He stood in the district council elections in Highbridge one year,
and was beaten by the winning Conservative by just half a dozen
Cllr Peter Burridge Clayton also remembers him well and told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"David was a very principalled person who strong on politics
and contributed lots to the local commnunity."
a Bristol Alderman, was a passionate campaigner on local issues.
2007 we reported here
organised a petition to get a derelict Highbridge church improved,
how he had called for improvements to Burnham's Love Lane.
also had a long family history in the town, telling Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"My parents were heavily involved with Burnham and my grandfather
saw out the last train at Burnham Railway station."