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SWT pays tribute to Cllr Alan Wedderkopp

20 July 2021 : Council news

Somerset West and Taunton Council has paid tribute to long-serving Councillor Alan Wedderkopp who passed away on Friday (16 July).

Cllr Wedderkopp was the elected member for the Wilton and Sherford ward at SWT and was also the serving County Councillor for Comeytrowe and Trull.

He was Executive Member for Environmental Services at SWT during the 2019-20 municipal year and was a serving member of the Taunton Charter Trustees made up of 16 elected councillors representing wards in the unparished area of Taunton.

Alan had previously represented the Comeytrowe ward on the former Taunton Deane Borough Council from 2003 to 2015 where he also held positions during that time as Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Leadership.

The Chair of SWT, Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey, said: “Alan’s contribution to public life has been immeasurable. He was respected by all for his wisdom, his depth of knowledge and his dedication to local democracy.

“Alan was universally liked by members and staff at SWT, who he always had time for. His passing is a huge loss to us all and to the communities that he loved to serve.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”