Councillor Ryan Fuller, Executive Leader of Hunltingdon District Councillor pays tribute to his friend and colleague Couoncillor John Winston Davies who’s death was announced on Friday morning (March19).
In a statement Cllr Fuller said of Mr Davies, “John dedicated nearly three decades to the Huntingdonshire community through his service on the District Council and was the most well respected and well-liked councillor I have had the pleasure to know.
“John was the ward member for St Ives South but his community work and civic roles meant that he was well known across the district. Wherever John went there would always be someone who would want to catch up with him, say hello, bend his ear about a local issue or ask for his advice – such was his popularity and his desire to engage with his community at every opportunity. John made a difference to the people and communities of our district, and his loss will be deeply felt by so many across Huntingdonshire.”
In a further tribute from our own HCR Managing Director, Bill Hensley, who spoke of his friend:
“I knew John and his wife Jean in 2 capacities, firstly as a fellow Councillor during my time as a County Councillor, and latterly as a Huntingdon Town Councillor and Mayor. John was a lovely, kind gentle man, and always there to help with good advice or problems. The 2nd way that I was in touch with John and his wife Jean, who sadly passed away a couple of years ago, was through Huntingdon Community Radio, where they were avid listeners, and frequently telephoned in to my shows with points of view, and of course to enter competitions. They are both sorely missed.”