Past Mayor and Honorary Alderman of Bromley dies

PUBLISHED: 12:29 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:18 23 January 2018

Joan Wykes was made Mayor of Bromley in 2005. Picture: Julie Speedie

Joan Wykes was made Mayor of Bromley in 2005. Picture: Julie Speedie


A past Councillor and Mayor of Bromley has died.

Joan Wykes OBE, was 94 when she died on December 30.

Ms Wykes, a radar operator during the war, was elected to Bromley Council as a member for Chislehurst in 1973.

She was also a member of the old Greater London Council, and chaired the Historic Buildings Board.

In 1995, she received an OBE for her chairmanship of the National Rivers Authority, before being made Mayor of Bromley in 2005.

She was later made an Honorary Alderman.

Her daughter, Julie Speedie, said: “My mother lived an amazingly rich and full life.

“She made an impact throughout Bromley including involvement with Crystal Palace Park.

She touched so many lives and had so many varied achievements across an extraordinarily wide range of areas, from traffic planning to historic buildings, from waste regulation to film censorship.”

Ms Wykes died peacefully at Bromley Park Care Home.

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