It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Councillor Roger Glithero.
Our condolences and thoughts are with his wife, family and friends at this sad and difficult time.
Councillor Glithero joined the council at its inception in 1974 when he was elected to serve the Kings Forest ward which includes Apethorpe, Blatherwycke, Bulwick, Deene, Deenethorpe, Kings Cliffe and Laxton.
Responding to the news, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Steven North, said:
"Members and staff are deeply saddened to hear this news. As our longest serving councillor and former deputy leader, Roger will be greatly missed by us all and I send my heartfelt condolences to his family at this difficult time.
"Roger was one of the most hard-working councillors I have had the pleasure of serving with and I was proud to take over from him as deputy leader. He was well liked, admired and respected for his dedication to the council and the community. He was one of a kind and will be remembered for his determination to make East Northamptonshire a better place for everyone."
During his time with the council, Councillor Glithero performed many roles, most recently on Planning Management Committee, Policy and Resources Committee, Finance and Performance Sub Committee, Community Facilities Fund Working Party and Waste Liaison Group. He also chaired the Personnel Sub Committee.