Axminster Mayor’s tribute to Cllr Joy Hull

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:00 06 February 2017

Joy Hull

Joy Hull


Long serving town councillor praised for her ‘passionate and unstinting’ charity work

Axminster Mayor Paul Hayward today paid tribute to long serving councillor Joy Hull who died on Wednesday (February 1).

The former head teacher at Lyme Regis Primary School was the wife of veteran town and district councillor Douglas Hull who was at her bedside when she passed away in hospital.

Mr Hayward said: ““The Mayoress and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Cllr Joy Hull, a former Mayor of our town, and a long-serving member of the council.

“Joy was a well-known figure in Axminster, having dedicated a large part of her life to local government public service, but she should also be remembered for her outstanding community and charity work, particularly her passionate and unstinting support for the Axe Valley ring-and-ride service, which has benefited so many residents, and continues to do so.

“On behalf of my fellow Axminster councillors, staff, residents and all those who had the pleasure of knowing her, may I offer our sincere condolences to Douglas and their family at this sad time. Our thoughts are with them.”

A memorial service will be held in Axminster, details of which will be released later. This will be followed by a private cremation at the East Devon Crematorium.

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