Condolences: Cllr Nigel Woollcombe-Adams, Mendip District Council - "an honourable gentleman"
It is with regret we announce the passing of Cllr Nigel Woollcombe-Adams, Mendip District Councillor for Butleigh and Baltonsborough.
Cllr Nigel Woollcombe-Adams had served at Mendip since 1991. He was a former Deputy Leader of the Council, a Cabinet Member, and former Chair of the Planning Board at Mendip.
He was also a former Somerset County Council member.
Cllr Tom Killen, Conservative Group Leader at Mendip District Council said: "I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Nigel, our dear friend and colleague.
"He was a truly excellent local councillor for more than 35 years, and a strong advocate for the communities he represented. He was the voice common sense.
"Nigel had unrivalled experience and knowledge. A wise counsel within our Group, he was the perfect gentleman and highly respected by all who knew him.
"We will miss him very much. Our thoughts are with Pippa, his two children, family and friends at this difficult time."
Cllr Ros Wyke, Leader of Mendip District Council, also paid tribute.
"Nigel was an honourable gentleman. He was a well-liked and well-respected politician, right across the Council.
"He was the font of all knowledge, especially when it came to planning matters, having served on the Planning Board at Mendip for many years.
"We are saddened and shocked to hear of his passing.
"We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, his fellow councillors, to the Butleigh and Baltonsborough residents, and the wider Mendip communities who knew him."