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Previous Mayor of Swale Colin Prescott passes away

Published Wednesday 9 February, 2022
Last updated on Friday 11 February, 2022

The previous Mayor of Swale Colin Prescott has died aged 78.

Mr Prescott, who passed away on Monday, 7 February, served his community in many ways during his 27-year career, starting as ward councillor for East Downs in 1992 through to 2019 and as Mayor for the 2004-05 and 2017-18 civic years. He was also chair of the Planning Committee for several years and was awarded the Honorary Alderman title in 2019.

Cllr Paul Stephen, Mayor of Swale, said:

“On behalf of Swale Borough Council, I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of former Councillor and Mayor of Swale, Honorary Alderman Colin Prescott who has sadly passed away.

“Colin worked hard and enjoyed his first term as Mayor of Swale in 2004 so much that he took the role on again in 2017.

“During his second term as Mayor, Colin raised more than £17,000 for his chosen charities including Swale Hospital Radio and Parkinson’s Support Sittingbourne and Sheppey.

“Colin was respected and liked by his peers and performed his duties as Mayor with enthusiasm along with his Mayoress, Mrs Pamela Prescott, carrying out more than 250 engagements in 2017.

“Colin will be sorely missed by all that knew him.”