Funeral service to be held on November 16

East Devon District Council Honorary Alderman Trevor Ffoulkes, who served as a councillor for 16 years representing the Seaton ward, has died.

Former Councillor Trevor Ffoulkes was made an Honorary Alderman for his eminent service on his retirement from the council in 2003 and tributes have been paid to him today by both the leader and chairman of the council.

During his years of service, Honorary Alderman Ffoulkes served on a number of committees, sub committees and working parties.  He was chairman of the property services committee in the early 1990s and chairman of the coastal area planning committee from 1991 until 2000.  He used his scientific knowledge to the full through serving on committees such as the environmental protection committee and he attended Devon-wide meetings on offshore oil and gas exploration in the English Channel. 

He cared deeply about his local ward and was a member of a number of committees and working parties which sought to achieve the very best for Seaton – such as the Seaton Town Centre Regeneration Scheme Steering Group, Seaton Town Hall Advisory Committee and Seaton Arts Festival Working Group.

Cllr Paul Diviani, Leader of East Devon District Council, said:

It is with great sadness we hear of the passing of one of our Aldermen who received the accolade for outstanding service to our council and the people of East Devon.

An indefatigable letter writer, with a myriad of appointments to council, I will always remember him for his sometimes eclectic views on style in our planning inspection debates which ensured they were entertaining but thoughtful. I always managed nevertheless to avoid a lift in his (very own) adapted car with a knob on the steering wheel which enabled him to change direction with impressive rapidity.

Cllr Stuart Hughes, chairman of East Devon District Council, added:

I had the pleasure of serving as Trevor's vice chairman on the coastal planning committee in the late 1990s and I learnt a lot from his unique style of chairing meetings.  Our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time.

Honorary Alderman Ffoulkes’ funeral will be held in Axmouth Church at 11.30am on Wednesday 16 November.