Councillor Ron Hughes – sad news

26 May 2016

We are very sad to report the death of Councillor Ron Hughes, Mental Health Champion for Rushmoor Borough Council.

On 10 April, Rushmoor Borough Council learnt of the death of Councillor Ron Hughes, ward councillor for Manor Park in Aldershot.

Councillor Hughes was elected to Rushmoor Borough Council in May 2010 and had been a Cabinet member since 2014, holding the Health and Housing Portfolio.

He had previously served as Chairman of the Community Policy and Review Panel and Vice Chairman of the Corporate Services Policy and Review Panel.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.


Champions say

"By supporting mental health we exert a sustainable positive effect on everything else we do. Improved education, lower crime, better physical health and economic prosperity all to some degree depend on positive mental well-being. In that sense, there can be no more important focus for our time and energy." Bracknell Forest Council

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