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Councillor Barry Lees

Published on Friday, 22nd April 2022

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North Warwickshire Borough Council has been deeply saddened to learn the news that Cllr Barry Lees passed away on Saturday 16th April.

Cllr Lees was elected in 2019 and was a member of the Conservative Party, representing the Hartshill Ward.

Leader of the Council, Cllr David Wright said; “Barry was a true gentleman and cared deeply about Hartshill in particular, and North Warwickshire in general. After being elected in 2019 he very soon became a real asset to the council and as a member of the Communities and Environment board and planning board showed great knowledge and commitment. He will be sadly missed by all. Our thoughts are with his family.”

Councillor Margaret Bell said, “I was delighted when, in 2019, Barry joined me as North Warwickshire Borough Councillor for Hartshill Ward. Barry brought valuable expertise to the Borough through his deep understanding of the Hartshill community and his previous role in training HGV drivers. He very quickly became involved in ensuring the HGV weight limits were observed and was successful in having a camera installed on the canal bridge. He understood the challenges that some of our residents face over housing issues and, through his work, a housing sub-committee was re-established at the Borough so these issues could be addressed. Most of all, Barry cared passionately about the people who live in our community and went above and beyond all expectation to help and support them. He was a much-valued councillor who will be very sadly missed.

It was a pleasure to work with Barry who became a friend as well as a colleague. I was also able to get to know his lovely family and my thoughts are with them at this extremely distressing time.”

Cllr Lees funeral will be held on Thursday 26 May at 10 am in Holy Trinity Church, Hartshill.