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'He will be sorely missed': Great Dawley mayor dies after heart attack

By Rob Smith | Dawley | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A Telford town mayor who loved meeting the people of his community has died.

Malcolm Randle

Malcolm Randle served on Great Dawley Town Council and was the mayor from 2018 until his death on Wednesday of a heart attack.

The town council announced his death and said he would be sorely missed.

A statement said: "Malcolm has been the mayor at Great Dawley for the years 2018/19 and 2019/2020, and councillor with us for nearly five years.

"We know that he will be missed within our community and in particular at the Great Dawley Dinner where he joined his friends for a weekly catch up and meal.

"During his time as mayor we know that Malcolm loved meeting as many people from the community as he could and attend as many functions to represent the council, he will be sorely missed by councillors, staff and the community.

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to his family and friends at this sad time."

Telford & Wrekin Council leader Shaun Davies paid tribute on social media, saying: "I am so sad, Malcolm worked so hard for our community.

"He was an active member of our community before he became a councillor – often pushing me to do more locally; then he joined us and helped us make our part of the world that little bit better.

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"RIP Malc. I’ll miss you."

Stirchley and Brookside Parish Council wrote: "Malcolm was first elected to the parish council in May 2015 and has served as vice-chair since 2016.

"We know that he will be missed within our community and in particular at Brookside Central where he joined his friends and fellow councillors for a weekly catch up and meal.

"During his time as a councillor we know that Malcolm loved meeting as many people from the community, he will be sorely missed by councillors, staff and the community.

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to his family and friends at this sad time."

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith
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Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.

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