Former district council chairman dies aged 82

Tributes are being paid after the death of a former chairman of South Kesteven District Council who represented Sleaford area villages including Ancaster.
South Kesteven District Council has paid tribute.South Kesteven District Council has paid tribute.
South Kesteven District Council has paid tribute.

Rosemary Kaberry-Brown died aged 82 and her funeral will take place on Tuesday, August 29.

The chairman of the council, Coun Gloria Johnson, said: "Rosemary was one of our longest-serving members of the council when she stood down in May and although she had experienced recent poor health her death was a shock to us all.

"She served with the council almost 20 years, representing Peascliffe & Ridgeway Ward, and her passing is a great loss to South Kesteven.

"She will be missed for the contribution she made."

Council Leader Coun Richard Cleaver added: "Elected members were shocked and saddened to receive this news and will pay tribute to Rosemary at the next meeting of the full council. A message of condolence is being sent to her family.

"Rosemary was chairman here in 2012-13, having been elected as the representative for Peascliffe & Ridgeway Ward, previously known as Witham Valley, in 2003, meaning she served for more than 19 years.

"She was Vice-Chairman of the Rural Overview and Scrutiny Committee from 2017 to 2019 and a member of the Planning and Licensing Committees. Her dedication to the community she served will be missed."

She had also served as the long-time agent of Douglas Hogg, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, from 1981 to 2010.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday August 29 at St Wulfram's Church, Grantham, followed by interment attended by family members only.