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Council remembers former Mayor


Tuesday, 29 October, 2019

It is with great sadness that Woking Borough Council announces the death of past Mayor of Woking and former Conservative councillor, Margaret Gammon, who passed away last week.

As a mark of respect, the Borough flag will be flown at half-mast until after the funeral.

Mrs Gammon became Mayor of Woking in 1980 and served a second term in office in 1987. She served as a Ward Councillor for 31 years.

Elected in 1973, Mrs Gammon represented Horsell on Woking Urban District Council, before representing Horsell East & Woodham from 1976 to 2004 on Woking Borough Council. Margaret took an active role in the day-to-day running of the Council, serving on many committees including Finance, Health & Housing, Policy and Planning.

Upon hearing the news, Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Mayor of Woking, said: “As current Ward Councillor for Horsell, I know first-hand how Margaret worked tirelessly for the benefit of residents she represented for over 30 years.

“During her time, Margaret achieved much and had a passion for supporting those less fortunate within our community, serving for many years on the Marjorie Richardson Centre and Woking Shopmobility management committee.

“She will be missed by many who remember her with fondness within the community.”