Tribute to Councillor Robert (Bob) Greenland

It’s with nice disappointment that we announce that Councillor Robert Greenland died final week (ninth August).

Bob was elected to Monmouthshire County Council in 2004. He joined Cupboard in 2006 and was appointed Deputy Chief in 2008. Bob was a member of the Welsh Native Authorities Affiliation Council and represented the Council on numerous exterior our bodies together with the Cardiff Capital Area.

Tribute to Councillor Robert (Bob) Greenland

As Deputy Chief, Bob supplied formidable management that was recognised throughout Wales and additional afield. He was a pivotal determine on all issues planning, regeneration, leisure, digital and a progressive Chair of the Schooling Achievement Service.

Enthusiastic about supporting native enterprise and enterprise, Bob led numerous strategic initiatives together with chairing and establishing the Enterprise Resilience Discussion board when the pandemic hit to assist native companies within the face of the coronavirus disaster.

As ward member for Devauden, Bob liked the great thing about the Wye Valley and was devoted to supporting the area people who dwell and work on this beautiful location. Bob was dedicated to serving to native younger folks entry housing and supported the event of reasonably priced houses. Selling schooling and leisure within the County, Bob was instrumental within the construct of the brand new faculties in Caldicot and Monmouth, in addition to the leisure centre and pool in Monmouth.

Paul Matthews, CEO mentioned:

“Cllr Bob Greenland put merely was an enormous of a person. So clear, so articulate, so pushed and had the very best of expectations. He believed that the residents of Monmouthshire deserved the perfect and he was not ready to accept much less.

“I received the chance to work very intently with Bob – I liked each minute of it and discovered a lot from him. Sure, he was robust, however he was additionally type, caring and thoughtful. His voluntary and neighborhood work was excellent, and it was fantastic to see him ordained as a priest a number of years in the past. His religion mattered to him, and he drew power from it. He was very proud to be part of us and I’m very proud that he was. I’m going to overlook Bob massively – he was simply an absolute pleasure; he cared for folks and adjusted to make everybody really feel welcome.”

Mary Ann Brocklesby, Chief mentioned:

“I remorse not having the prospect to get to know Bob. His repute is powerful and colleagues inside the Labour Social gathering converse of him with fondness. He was clearly a person who transcended variations in political outlooks and that speaks very nicely of him. The condolences of the Monmouth Labour Social gathering go to his spouse Scilla and the remainder of the household.”

Peter Fox OBE, Member of the Senedd for Monmouth paid tribute:

“It’s such unhappy information that my good good friend Bob had handed away after such a battle together with his sickness. Bob was my Deputy Chief for 13 years he was an excellent man in so some ways. A person of big integrity, kindness, fortitude and love. It’s troublesome to place into phrases the dimensions of his contribution to public life and the broader neighborhood, but it surely was huge. He was an inspiring and clever man, somebody that so many people owe a debt of gratitude, I’ll miss him dearly and my ideas are together with his spouse Scilla and their household.”

Cllr Richard John, Chief of the Conservative Group, added:

“Bob was broadly revered throughout Wales, but additionally throughout political divides for his dedication to the folks of Monmouthshire.  As Deputy Chief for over half the time Monmouthshire County Council has existed, choice makers have been capable of profit from his expertise and knowledge, but additionally received to know one of many kindest and most compassionate males you can ever meet.

“Bob was a diligent and dedicated ward councillor for residents in Devauden.  Bob was a really expensive good friend with a terrific sense of enjoyable who will probably be dearly missed by us all.

“He fought his current sickness with unbelievable braveness, selflessness and essentially the most outstanding willpower.  Our ideas are together with his spouse Scilla and their household at this desperately unhappy time.”

Cllr Frances Taylor, Impartial Group Chief, described Bob as:

“a effective orator and his craft with amendments is the stuff of legend. I used to be lucky to work with Bob delivering the induction to new Council employees, I had the chance to profit from his knowledge and we shared many a joke. We didn’t all the time agree, however we loved many vigorous debates. I’d additionally like to precise heartfelt condolences to Bob’s household and shut mates on behalf of the Impartial group, he is a superb loss to our Council.”

Sending ideas to Bob’s spouse Scilla, their household and mates. So as to add a message onto the e-book of condolences for Cllr Bob Greenland please click on on this hyperlink:

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