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Tributes paid to ex Torridge District Councillor Brian Shury who has sadly passed away

Councillor Brian Shury

Brian Shury was a long standing Torridge Councillor from November 1990 until May 2003 and represented the East-the-Water Ward in Bideford during his 13 year tenure. Brian was an active member of the Council and served on several key committees including four years on the Housing Committee, three years on Development and Trading Services, and a spell on the Standards Committee. Brian also sat on the Foot and Mouth Emergency committee in 2001 which oversaw the local response to that very testing time for local farmers. During his busy political life Brian also served as Mayor of Bideford from 1992-1993.

Councillor Peter Christie - Ward Member for Bideford North said:

"Brian was a councillor who loved Bideford especially East-the-Water. He was a bluff character who always put his views over forcefully and as Mayor he ensured the Town Council ran smoothly. He will be missed."

Councillor Margaret Brown - Ward Member for Torrington said:

"Brian was Shamwickshire man proud to represent his Community on Torridge District Council, it was a pleasure to have worked alongside him."

Councillor Tony Inch - Ward Member for Bideford South said:

"When I first became a Councillor back in 2003 Brian always took time for me and gave me some very good advice, he was a very good community Councillor for Bideford East the Water and for Torridge."

Jenny Wallace - Head of Paid Service at Torridge Council said:

"Brian was a really caring man who loved the area and relished his role as a Councillor and representing and supporting residents in his ward. He will be fondly remembered and much missed."

Jon Walter - Governance Manager at Torridge Council said:

"I always enjoyed working with Brian as you always knew exactly where you were with him. He was forceful and yet a real gentleman at the same time. He was a committed Councillor who was dedicated to East-the-Water and will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family at this sad time."

The flag at Riverbank House will be flying at half-mast in respect.

19 April 2018