Mrs Doreen Welfare
It is with great sadness that the Council announces the death of Doreen Wellfare.
Doreen Wellfare represented the Borough’s Hiltingbury Ward for thirty eight years making her the Council’s longest serving lady member and was elected Mayor of Eastleigh in 1980.
Mrs Wellfare was also awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Eastleigh in November 2008 in recognition of her service to the Borough Council as a past Mayor, and her other public service roles for the community.
She was first elected to the Council in 1970 when it comprised the areas of Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh and Bishopstoke. She took a leading interest in housing and one of residential homes in Eastleigh town centre is named after her.
During her Mayoral year she raised what was then a record amount through her charity appeal to help fund the purchase of the Wessex Body Scanner. She also launched the borough’s first glass recycling bank and welcomed Eastleigh built locomotive 828 back to the town for its historic restoration.
Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Tony Noyce said “We are all deeply saddened by the news that Doreen has passed away. She was highly respected and a great servant to the residents of the Borough of Eastleigh. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.”
DATE – 19 August 2014
Mrs Bobbie Jones
It is with great sadness that the Council announces the death of Mrs Bobbie Jones.
Bobbie Jones represented the Borough’s Chandler’s Ford Ward as a Conservative Councillor for eight years from 1988 to 1996 and was elected Mayor of Eastleigh in 1994-95.
During her Mayoral year her charity appeal raised money for Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust Appeal, Netley Waterside House and the Inshore Rescue Team based at Hamble.
Mrs Jones was Chairman of the Council’s Leisure Services Committee and was also a founder member of the Chandler’s Ford Business & Professional Women’s Club.
Mayor of Eastleigh Tony Noyce said “We are all very sad to hear the news that Bobbie has passed away. She was a well respected Councillor and Mayor and a great servant to the residents of Chandler’s Ford and the wider borough. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time.”
DATE – 20 August 2014
ISSUED BY – Steve Collins(Eastleigh Borough Council)