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“Ian loved his local community”

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3 DEC

“Ian loved his local community”

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A much-respected community leader has sadly passed away. Tributes have been paid to Cheadle councillor Ian Whitehouse who passed away on Monday (November 30).

A much-respected community leader has sadly passed away.

Tributes have been paid to Cheadle councillor Ian Whitehouse who passed away on Monday (November 30).

Ian was a serving councillor for both Cheadle Town Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and had also, during his many years of service to his community, been Mayor of Cheadle.

Fellow councillor and friend Kate Martin said: “I am gutted. I have lost such a special friend.

I worked with Ian for many years in the community, in particular for Churchill Road.

We helped set up a committee for the Churchill Festival to work on improvements down there. It was something that Ian was very passionate about, even up to the last meeting.

His passing is a massive loss to the town, he was such a community focused and a family man.”

Cheadle councillor Richard Alcock had attended school with cllr Whitehouse. Cllr Alcock said: “I knew Ian from my school days.

He was a very good councillor and people thought a lot of him.

His passing is a big loss for the town.”

County councillor Mark Deaville said: I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Ian’s death.

I worked for many years with him on local projects and particularly on the annual Churchill Road Festival.

Ian loved this festival, he was the driving force behind it and showed determination and drive to deliver this event on an annual basis.
“He was an avid fundraiser and I enjoyed many of his charity golf events – usually during the Christmas period in the snow and ice at Whiston.
“Ian loved his local community and will be very sadly missed.

Deepest condolences to Shirley and to the family.”

Did you know Ian? Send your tributes to news@timesandecho.co.uk

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  • Worked with mappy early 1980ish very kind to me, use to drink in the Ropewalk earl doors on a Saturday with several others talking football etc R.I.P.
    Written by peter martin, December 4, 2020 - Reply
  • Ian helped us to set up Cheadle Work Club at the Community House on Hammersley Hayes. He was a special man who was passionate about his local community RIP Ian
    Written by Rob Arnold, December 7, 2020 - Reply

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