Higham Ferrers Town Council

Serving the people of Higham Ferrers

Mayor 2018/19

Clerk: Mrs Sandra Mitcham
The Town Hall, Market Square
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

Tel: 01933 312075

TOWN COUNCIL MOURNS THE DEATH OF A GREAT PUBLIC SERVANT

TOWN COUNCIL MOURNS THE DEATH OF A GREAT PUBLIC SERVANT

It was with great sadness and shock that the Town Council and staff received the news of the death of Cllr Glenn Harwood MBE. Cllr Harwood was the District Councillor for Higham Lancaster Ward and only this year became the County Council for Higham Ferrers. He is pictured with the Mayor at the Remembrance Day Service.

Leader of Higham Ferrers Town Council, Cllr D C Lawson MBE, said "Glenn was by any measurement a great public servant for all of his adult life.

Having served in the army for forty years; enlisting as a15 year old boy entrant and retiring with the rank of Lt/Colonel is some achievement and it speaks volumes that he was not allowed to tell us what his duties were for certain periods of his service. We must draw our own conclusions but there is no doubt that his service to his country was of the highest order.

His service as a councillor began in 2007 when he was elected to represent the Lancaster Ward of Higham Ferrers which ward he continued to represent until his untimely death this week. As expected he served with distinction for 10 years during which time he was elected deputy leader of ENC.

It was in May of this year that he was elected, with a massive majority to represent the Higham Ferrers Division on the County Council, where if time had permitted he would have made a big impact.

Glenn was a courageous man, a man of great integrity and, very importantly, a straight shooter with a strong sense of moral authority.

I know that it has become a cliche but in Glenn's case he really will be missed and will be difficult to replace."

The Town Council offer their sincere condolences to Cllr Harwood's family and friends. The town council flag has been lowered to half-mast as a mark of respect.

Posted: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:29 by Sandra Mitcham

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