Melton Borough Council

Council saddened by death of local Councillor

Published Thursday, 24th January 2019 Michael Blase

It is with great sadness that Melton Borough Council has to announce the death of a well respected colleague, Councillor Michael Blase, who passed away on Tuesday 22 January 2019.

Councillor Michael Blase was elected to the Council at a by-election for the Egerton Ward in May 2016.  Since then Michael has served on many committees and task groups and championed the needs of his ward and the wider community in all his Council appointments.

Michael was trusted and well respected, both by Council officers and his fellow Councillors and Joe Orson, Leader of the Council, paid the following tribute:

‘I have not only lost a valued member of the Council but also thoroughly decent person and a great friend.  Michael always acted in the best interests of the community and put aside any political differences for the greater good of the Borough.  He was a genuine and well respected person who will be sadly missed by all who had the good fortune to work with him at the Council. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to his friends and family and all those who knew him’.

The Council flag will fly at half-mast at the main Council Offices, Parkside until after the funeral.

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For more information please contact:

 

Hazel Paterson – Communications Officer

Melton Borough Council

hpaterson@melton.gov.uk

01664 504294