The Chairman of Wyre Forest District Council Rose Bishop has paid tribute to former councillor Maureen Mason who sadly passed away last week.

Miss Mason represented the Areley Kings ward on WFDC between 2003 and 2008 and was a long standing member of Stourport Town Council until her death on Thursday, following a short illness.

Chairman Rose Bishop said: “It was with great sadness that we learned of Maureen’s passing.  She had many friends – and former colleagues – here on the district council and will be sorely missed.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family. They should take comfort from the years of dedication and public service she gave to the people of Areley Kings, Stourport and Wyre Forest.”