DDC councillor passes away following cancer battle

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Daventry District Council has paid tribute to Councillor Ken Melling, who passed away yesterday morning (Wednesday) following his battle with cancer.

Councillor Melling was district councillor for 15 years after his election in May 1998 and lived in Upper Harlestone.

During his time at DDC he has held various portfolios and responsibilities, including resources portfolio holder and Chairman of the council in 2003/4. Councillor Melling also served as a county councillor for Middleton Cheney ward since 2005 and was a Harlestone parish councillor.

Leader of DDC cllr Chris Millar said: “We are all deeply saddened by this terrible news and our thoughts and prayers are with Ken’s wife Jane and family.

“Ken was a superb and well-respected councillor who always did everything he could to serve the best interests of his community. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.”