Sunday, 10.30am: Tributes continue to be paid to a long-standing Fenland district councillor and former Mayor of Wisbech Cllr Bruce Wegg following his death.
Cllr Wegg died yesterday morning following a period of illness.
He had served as a Fenland District Councillor twice, briefly in 1993-94 and then again continuously from 1999. He also had a seat on Wisbech Town Council.
Leader of Fenland District Council (FDC) Cllr Alan Melton described him as a “brilliant” member of the authority.
He said: “He will be sadly missed because everyone liked him.”
He added: “He was a very nice, likeable man. If you asked him to do anything, support anything, he would always be there for you. And he really did care about his home town, Wisbech.”
Cllr Melton said Cllr Wegg, who served on the planning committee and numerous others during his time at FDC, had scaled down his involvement with the authority in the past year, but had expressed his intention to return.
He said: “We were hoping he was coming back. He had indicated he was going to come back once he was back on his feet, but unfortunately he took a turn for the worse.”
Cllr Wegg was also an organist at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, in Wisbech, and Cllr Melton described him as a “brilliant musician”.
Soon after his death was announced, tributes were posted on the social networking website Twitter.
Wisbech Town Council said: “Very sad to announce the death of Cllr Bruce Wegg - condolences to his family and friends. A lovely man, he will be missed.”
Cllr Steve Tierney, fellow member of Wisbech Town Council, said: “Wisbech has lost Cllr Bruce Wegg, one of its best. We are much poorer for his passing.”
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