Tributes have been paid to one of Richmondshire’s longest serving councillors who died this week.
Tony Pelton had served on the District Council for a total of 17 years – from 1995 to 2007 and from 2011 until present.
The 77 year old independent councillor who represented the Catterick ward died on June 1 after a long illness.
“We are saddened to hear of Tony’s death – he was a dedicated local councillor who carried out his work to support his ward with enthusiasm. He will be sorely missed,” said Council Leader, Councillor Yvonne Peacock.
The council’s civic flag will fly at half mast until sunset on the day of his funeral.