Me­mo­rial ser­vice for David Slater

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

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.

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