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Liberal Democrats have announced the death of former Biggin Hill councillor Bob Shekyls

PUBLISHED: 12:45 08 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:45 08 February 2018

Mr Shekyls represented Biggin Hill for 12 years. Picture: Bromley Liberal Democrats

Mr Shekyls represented Biggin Hill for 12 years. Picture: Bromley Liberal Democrats

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Former Briggin Hill councillor Bob Shekyls has died following a short illness.

Mr Shekyls, who was a resident of Biggin Hill for more than 40 years and represented the area on Bromley Council for 12 years (1994 until 2006), died on January 31.

He had been brought up in Shirley before serving in the RAF.

On the council, Mr Shekyls took an interest in planning issues and served as chair of the Biggin Hill heritage centre committee.

For many years he tirelessly campaigned for a swimming pool in Biggin Hill, even raising money to ensure the council had funding to build the facility.

Mr Shekyls was very keen for local residents to be kept informed of council decisions and local issues, and produced regular newsletters.

Before getting elected to the council, he had been instrumental in getting other Liberal Democrats elected, having been campaign organiser in Bromley Common when it first elected Liberal and then Liberal Democrat councillors, and building up the membership of Biggin Hill.

Mr Shekyls is survived by his wife Jan and his two daughters.

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