Former city Mayor Gloria Tudhope has passed away, it has been confirmed.
Serving on Salisbury City Council from 2009 until 2013, she was a Salisbury City Charter Trustee and Salisbury District Councillor, she also held the position of Mayor of the City of Salisbury between 1991 and 1992.
Alongside her work with the council, Mrs Tudhope was also a school governor and an active member of her local community.
The City Councillors and staff have all expressed their condolences to her family and friends.
Mrs Tudhope was born in the Woodford Valley but grew up in Macklin Road. She was, I believe, one of the oldest councillors to be elected, which is statement to her energy and willingness to be part of her community. I extend my deepest sympathies to her family.” – The Mayor of the City of Salisbury, Cllr John Walsh
Mrs Tudhope is survived by one of her three daughters and she has eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by fiver of her brothers and sisters.
During her year as Mayor, Mrs Tudhope’s mayoral charity was the Jo Benson Day Centre. Her fund raising campaign raised enough funds for an extension to be built at the centre which resulted in the facilities being improved.
The City Flag will be flown at half-mast on the Guildhall until sunset on the day of the funeral (Monday August 10) as a mark of respect.