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Renaming of Station Wood to be Decided on by Council

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 12.07.02A LASTING tribute to a much respected former councillor through the renaming of Stainton Wood as Maelor’s Wood is set to be decided on.

Cllr Maelor Williams died last year aged 77 following a short illness having represented the Stainton and Thornton ward as a Liberal Democrat on Middlesbrough Council since 1999.

Following his death it was proposed by Stainton and Thornton Parish Council that the renaming of Stainton Wood in his honour would be a fitting tribute to a man who worked tirelessly for his constituents.

The suggestion was welcomed by Middlesbrough Mayor Dave Budd, who despite party political differences with Cllr Williams, described him as a “true gentleman, well liked and respected by anyone who met him and much missed by all in the Council and by those in the Stainton and Thornton ward.”

He added: “He always fought the corner of his constituents and so if those in the ward are now fighting his corner for what would be a fitting tribute, I would be happy to add my voice to that and support the idea of honouring Maelor in this way.”

The decision on whether to rename Stainton Wood as Maelor’s Wood will be taken at a full meeting of Middlesbrough Council on Wednesday, May 11.

The wood is owned by Middlesbrough Council and Councillor Williams, as a governor of Tees Forest, helped plant the wood in the late 1990s.

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