Former mayor of Woking dies
By mattcollison | Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 10:06
A FLAG is being flown at half mast following the death of a former mayor of Woking.
Ian Fidler passed away at the weekend.
Ian Fidler, a ex-Conservative councillor, passed away over the weekend, Woking Borough Council announced today (September 18).
The borough flag, atop the roof of the council's civic office in Gloucester Square, has been flown at half mast as a mark of respect of the ex-Conservative councillor.
Mr Fidler served as mayor of Woking from 1999 to 2000 and as Ward Councillor for Pyrford for 17 years.
Elected in 1991, he took an active role in the day-to-day running of the Council, serving on many committees, including chair of development control, economic development and appeals, and vice-chair of the council's executive committee.
Mr Fidler also played an active role in the community, serving on both the Woking CAB and Woking Association of Voluntary Service management committees.
Cllr John Kingsbury, leader of Woking Borough Council, said: "Ian Fidler was a very well respected councillor and, at the time of his retirement, was the longest serving Conservative member. He will be remembered by former colleagues with affection and for his great interest in planning matters and was a very active member of the Planning Committee. Our condolences go to his wife, Elizabeth, and his family."
Details of the funeral will be announced shortly.