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Council's tributes to Peter Tunley

Tributes have been paid to Peter Tunley, a former officer and elected Member of Fenland District Council, whose death at the age of 70 was announced last week.

Peter Tunley

Fenland District Council leader Councillor John Clark said: "All Members' thoughts are with Peter's wife and family at this sad time.

"Peter served Fenland Council both as an officer and a Member for a total of more than 20 years.

"I first came into contact with him when he was working for the council as director of Fenland Contract Services. Some years later I knew him as a fellow district councillor and as a member of March Town Council.

"He was a man of great conviction, never afraid to speak his mind or to ruffle people's feathers. He was great friends with the late John West and together they dedicated themselves to serving the people of the March North Ward as a team. Before that he had worked for 13 years for Fenland as a council officer.

"He will be much missed by many people both within the council and the community of March."

Paul Medd, FDC's chief executive, added: "Many colleagues here will have memories of the time that Peter spent as one of their fellow officers.

"He devoted 13 years of his working life, from 1987 to 2000, to serving the council. His last role, from 1995 to 2000, was as director of contract services, during which time he played a key role in the development of Wisbech Port.

"Our thoughts, too, are with all his family and friends."

Peter Tunley was an elected Member of the Council from 2007 to 2015, representing March North ward. During that time he served on various groups and committees, including the Community First Policy development group, Shaping Fenland's Future Policy development group, the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Licensing Committee.

Prior to becoming an elected member he had worked for the district council as an officer from 1987 to 2000. He was director of contract services from 1995 to 2000.

Article added November 1, 2016