Tributes have been paid to former Charnwood borough councillor Marion Smith, who has sadly passed away.
Marion represented the Loughborough Southfields Ward for four years from May 2011 – May 2015 as a Labour councillor.
As a passionate gardener she was regularly involved in Loughborough in Bloom and became Chair of the Loughborough in Bloom board in 2017, helping many community groups to blossom.
Cllr Jonathan Morgan, leader of Charnwood Borough Council said: “It’s very sad to hear this news and my thoughts are with Marion’s family and friends during this time.
“Marion was a very active member of the community and this was reflected in her work as a local councillor. She was a friend to many of our councillors and I know she will be missed greatly by all who knew her.
“Her care for the local community was also shown through her role as chair of Loughborough in Bloom and more recently a trustee of John Storer Charnwood. Marion dedicated a lot of her time to Loughborough in Bloom and last year helped the town achieve gold at the national RHS Britain in Bloom finals. “
During her time as a councillor, Marion held positions on the licensing committee, plans committee and policy scrutiny group between 2012 and 2014.
Marion had also been proposed as the Deputy Mayor Elect in 2014/2015.