Alfreton Town Council has dedicated a bench to the memory of councillor Paul Buckley, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 44
The council was joined by members of Paul’s family and friends for a short dedication ceremony carried out by Cllr Marlene Bennett MBE, Alfreton’s mayor, who was assisted by Molly and Josh Buckley, Paul’s niece and nephew.
Cllr Bennett said: “I am privileged on behalf of the people of Alfreton to dedicate this bench to Paul’s memory. Paul worked tirelessly as a town and county councillor and was mayor in 2006. Whilst the dedication of this bench is a fitting tribute to Paul, I am personally saddened to lose such a good friend and colleague, someone who was a likeable and popular figure in the town.”