In memory of Paul

Marlene Bennett MBE, Alfreton's mayor, who was assisted by Molly and Josh Buckley
Marlene Bennett MBE, Alfreton's mayor, who was assisted by Molly and Josh Buckley

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.”