of Burnham's former Mayor Neville Jones to be held today
of people are expected to attend the funeral of former Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge Mayor and war veteran Neville Jones OBE today (Thursday).
a well-known face about Burnham and Highbridge, died peacefully
at his home on August 16th at the age of 94.
funeral will be held at St Andrew's Church in Burnham at 1pm today.
to him will be paid to him during the service by many of the groups
where he was involved.
and Highbridge's current Mayor, Cllr Michael Clarke, said: "Neville
put his heart and soul into Burnham and Highbridge - he pushed and
pushed for improvements in both towns over the years. He will be
missed by many across our two towns, having been a big part of many
local groups, and involved with all aspects of our local community."
Leader of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Duncan McGinty, added:
"Neville Jones was a larger-than-life character who felt passionately
for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge. Neville fought hard for what
he believed and his long career in local government had a lasting
influence on the local area we have today. Neville commanded a great
deal of respect both far and wide; he was one of a kind and will
be sadly missed."
Former Mayor Neville Jones and his late wife Margot Jones