Funeral held for Potters Bar councillor

THE funeral of Potters Bar councillor Martin Heywood, who died earlier this month aged 56, has taken place today (Thursday). Mourners lined the streets as cllr Heywood s coffin stopped outside Hertsmere Council s head offices in Borehamwood – as a mark of

THE funeral of Potters Bar councillor Martin Heywood, who died earlier this month aged 56, has taken place today (Thursday).

Mourners lined the streets as cllr Heywood's coffin stopped outside Hertsmere Council's head offices in Borehamwood - as a mark of respect to the former mayor borough mayor.

The cortege then carried on to a service held at Garston Cremetorium, near Watford.

The Oakmere ward councillor died on Saturday, September 5, after a long illness.


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Hertsmere council leader Morris Bright, who was at the service, said: "It was a service of great dignity and respect.

"There was an excellent turn out. There most have been over 100 people there, and then some.

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"There were representatives from the borough, town and county councils, council staff past and present, police officers and voluntary organisations.

"We managed to raise a smile, which is what Martin would have wanted; he always had a smile for everyone.

"And it gave us an opportunity to pay tribute to all the work that he has done as a councillor over the years.

"I know that his family found it (the service) very helpful, and felt very supported on the day.

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