Tributes paid to stalwart Alice, 74

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Tributes have been paid to Alice Taylor, who helped numerous people during more than a decade as a dedicated ward councillor.

Alice who lived in Valley Road, Wellingborough, served as a councillor in the Croyland ward in Wellingborough for 12 years, from 1991 to 2003.

She died on Saturday, April 21, at the age of 74.

Cllr Andrew Scarborough, who now represents the Queensway ward, was a councillor for the Croyland ward alongside Alice between 1995 and 2003.

He said she had been an active councillor who was always happy to help the people who lived in her ward.

He said: “She was a real community champion. She was the sort of councillor people went to if they were in difficulties and needed help, nothing was too much trouble, she worked incredibly hard and was a wonderful person.

“She did 12 years on the council, she was very active in the Labour party before that and while she was on the council. She was a stalwart.”

Cllr Scarborough said he was pleased to have known Alice both as a fellow councillor and as a friend.

He said: “For me she wasn’t just a colleague, she was a friend as well, and a good one.”

Cllr Adam Henley, who also now represents the Queensway ward, was a councillor for the Swanspool ward between 1999 and 2003, when Alice was a neighbouring ward councillor.

He said: “She was a fine representative. She served the area of Croyland really well and I was proud to know her as a colleague and a friend.”

As well as being a ward councillor Alice served on a number of Wellingborough Council committees. The committees she sat on included the amenities committee, environmental health committee and the scrutiny committee.

Alice’s funeral is due to take place at 3pm today at the Albert Munn Chapel in Kettering Crematorium.