Tributes to former district councillor

Tributes were paid at Caistor Town Council’s November meeting to former District and Town Councillor Roy Schofield, who died in October.

The tributes were led last Thursday (November 9, 2017) by Town Councillor Michael Galligan and County Councillor Tony Turner.

Mr Schofield, MBE, is widely acclaimed for his work with the Caistor Townscape Heritage Initiative which, according to his website Caistor.net., saw the town benefit by £2.6 million over a three-year period from 2004. The money funded improvements to many of the town’s historic buildings.

Mr Schofield was also widely known for his work helping to establish Caistor’s Arts and Heritage Centre at 28 Plough Hill and for securing the Multi-Use Centre in South Street for the benefit of the community.

He had worked in local government before setting up his own business.

Cllr Galligan praised Mr Schofield as “a man of vision who has achieved so much for Caistor.”

Cllr Turner responded that Mr Schofield’s passing was very sad. “We were very good friends and worked well together.”

This year has been marked by the passing of several other well-known town residents, including Robina King, John Esser and Town Councillor Alan Caine.

 

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