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Council mourns loss of district councillor

Published Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Elected members and staff are deeply saddened by the death of Councillor Ron Pinnock on Friday, 30 October following a period of illness.

Our condolences and thoughts are with his wife, family and friends at this sad and difficult time.

The council’s flag flies at half-mast outside of the Thrapston office as a mark of respect.

Councillor Pinnock, as former Chairman of East Northamptonshire Council during 2004/05, was highly respected within the council and local community of Rushden where he was ward member for Sartoris ward. He was also a former county councillor, a Rushden Town Councillor and was mayor of Rushden 2002/03.

Responding to the sad news, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Steven North, said:

“I knew Ron as both a colleague and a friend and it was my pleasure to serve the people of Rushden Sartoris with him. Ron always had the needs of the residents at the heart of all he did and worked hard for the people of Rushden and East Northamptonshire. I will miss his knowledge, experience and warmth. He will be greatly missed by us all.”