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

"Having the model motion available online was a really helpful starting point. We had a good debate at full council, and signing up to the mental health challenge enjoyed cross party support with a unanimous vote. There is still a long way to go to implement and embed all that we need to, but there is great support and sharing of ideas from fellow member champions across the country, and from the team at the centre for mental health" Norfolk county council

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