Bishop's Stortford Councillor, Duncan Peek, Passes Away

Tribute was paid at last night's Executive meeting to Cllr Duncan Peek, who has died, aged 70.

Cllr Peek, who passed away on 8 March had represented Bishop's Stortford Silverleys Ward as an East Herts councillor since 1983.

Tony Jackson, Leader of East Herts Council, said: "Duncan was a member of the Executive when I joined this council and his knowledge of property – his profession – stood him in good stead for his role responsible for planning issues,’ explained Cllr Tony Jackson, leader of East Herts Council, ‘He did not suffer fools gladly, and would challenge his colleagues on many occasions, but it meant that when he did support you, he did so wholeheartedly and out of genuineness. Our thoughts are with his family.’

Funeral arrangements have yet to be made.