Distinguished councillor passes away

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Epping Forest District councillors and staff are mourning the loss of one of the district’s most distinguished councillors.

Ken Angold-Stephens passed away with his family at his side. He had been unwell for some time.

Ken Angold-Stephens

Ken Angold-Stephens as Chairman of Epping Forest District Council 2011-2012.

A kind, gentle and extremely caring man

Chairman of Council, Councillor Liz Webster speaking on behalf of councillors and staff said: “This is incredibly sad news and our thoughts are with Ken’s family.”

Councillor Webster continued: “Ken had been unwell for quite a while but he continued to attend meetings until just a few weeks ago. He was a kind, gentle and extremely caring man, unfailingly polite and courteous with a fine brain and a good heart. He will be missed by us all.”

Councillor Angold-Stephens

Councillor Angold-Stephens was first elected to the Council in 2004. He represented the ward of Loughton Roding and held some of the most important and prestigious roles for Epping Forest District Council.

At various times he was the Leader of Loughton Residents’ Association group on Epping Forest District Council, Chairman of the Licensing Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee. He was Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of Council from 2010 to 2012.

He also held long and distinguished careers with the BBC and Loughton Town Council.