Tony Boyce former chairman and district councillor for Moreton and Fyfield for 9 years has sadly passed away.
Larger than life character
Current Chairman Cllr Helen Kane said:
Tony was a larger than life character who always had the local community at the heart of every decision he made. He enjoyed life to the full and had a unique approach to his work as a local councillor and his fundraising.
His laughter and love of life will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.
Tony was an ‘East End boy made good’. His father was Mayor of West Ham in the early 50s and this instilled a sense of community from a very early age in Tony – along with a great love of West Ham FC!
Chairman of Council
In 2014 Tony was elected to the position as Chairman of Council, a position that he enthusiastically embraced. He enjoyed a very successful year raising over £25,000 for local charities including a new minibus for Community Transport.
One of the highlights of his year was the Tour’ de France passing straight past his front door.
He worked hard all his life to achieve the lifestyle he and his late wife Jan enjoyed for over 50 years together. They had 2 children and 2 grandchildren!
During his time on the council Tony served as:
- Chairman of Council
- Chairman of Area Planning Sub-Committee East
- Chairman of Licensing Sub-Committee
- Vice-Chairman of District Development Control Committee
- Vice-Chairman of Safer, Cleaner, Greener Scrutiny Panel
- Vice-Chairman of Council
On stepping down as Chairman he insisted on having Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ played in the Council Chamber and that is how we will remember him – doing it his way!
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