Memorial service for David Slater
HUNDREDS of people turned out to pay tribute to the life of former Charnwood Borough Council leader David Slater with a special service held in Quorn.
The service was held at St Bartholomew’s Church conducted by Rev David Bowler.
Those attending heard touching, humorous and warm recollections in appreciation of Coun Slater’s devotion to public service, the church, the scouting movement, many charitable works and his family.
The speakers included his brother, Robin Slater, James Hallam and the present leader of the borough council, Coun Jonathan Morgan.
The thread that ran through the whole service was of a devoted family man and courteous gentleman, with a desire to help others.
Coun Slater, 70, was the ward member for Quorn and Mountsorrel Castle Ward and chair of the plans committee.
He joined the borough council in 2001 and became leader in 2010 having previously served on cabinet as lead member for housing and planning. He was the council’s longest serving leader
He led Charnwood Borough Council for seven years, stepping down last year.
He remained a borough councillor for the Quorn and Mountsorrel ward and was also a Leicestershire county councillor, representing the Syston Ridgeway division.
Steeple Row order
A TRAFFIC regulation order has been made for Steeple Row, Loughborough.
A temporary parking bay suspension and temporary prohibition of waiting and loading is required on June 27 for one day to allow county council gully cleaning and jetting.