Tributes have poured in for County Councillor Jack Williams who sadly passed away aged 28 on Monday 7th January.
As the local councillor for Churchdown he worked tirelessly for “the village” serving for the Liberal Democrats.
Jack was one of the youngest members of the council and universally liked across the chamber. He was an impassioned councillor who cared deeply for Churchdown and for the county’s most vulnerable, working on the Children and Families committee, helping to oversee the improvements to Gloucestershire’s children’s services.
He was the Liberal Democrat member for Churchdown, a seat he won in a 2016 by-election following the death of the area’s former councillor Bill Whelan.
Jack dealt with a number of community issues, including campaigning for safety improvements to the Zebra Crossing on Cheltenham Road East, reducing Anti-Social behaviour at Chapel Hay car park, campaigning for improvements to local roads and pavements and working with residents to establish a speed watch group.
We have extended an offer of support to Jack’s family and know you will join us in offering our heartfelt condolences to his wife Lizzi and their two children.
We know that many of you would like to offer support in some way. Jack’s family would like donations to a charity which they will decide and confirm in due course.
It is with great sadness that Churchdown Parish Council learned of the tragic passing of our dear friend and colleague, Councillor Jack Williams . Jack served on the Parish Council for a number of years and was a highly committed and enthusiastic Member of the Council. Jack was extremely popular with all Members and the Staff of the Council . His contribution to the local community, both as a Parish and County Councillor, cannot be measured or reflected in words . He was kind and helpful , and regularly volunteered at Community Events including the Day in the Park and the Fireworks Extravaganza to help out with every aspect of each event . We wish to convey our most sincere condolences to his wife , children and family. We will remember Jack with great fondness and are indebted to him for all he helped this Council to achieve .
Churchdown Parish Council
Councillor Jack Williams, Trustee to the GL3 Community Hub was a wonderful compassionate man who worked tirelessly for the community and the GL3 Charity. His enthusiasm was infectious as was his desire to champion the underdog.
I will miss our Monday morning chats over a cup of coffee making plans to make the GL3 Hub even more accessible to those in need. He will be hugely missed by all the Trustees, Staff and Volunteers of the ‘Hub’. Our thoughts go out to his wife Lizzi and his two wonderful children during this sad time.
Mike GL3 Community Hub Manager.
We are devastated by the loss and find it difficult to take in what has happened. Jack was one of the youngest members of the council and universally liked across the chamber. He was an impassioned councillor who cared deeply for Churchdown and for the county’s most vulnerable, working on the Children and Families committee, helping to oversee the improvements to Gloucestershire’s children’s services.
Cllr Paul Hodgkinson
I’m very sad and shocked to read this. My husband and i met Jack only last year when he came to our door delivering leaflets. We spent a long time chatting to him and both said afterwards what a great young man he was. Our deepest condolences go out to all his family and friends, what a great loss they have suffered. God bless Jack RIP XX
Really sad to hear this, Jack lived on my post round. He was a lovely guy, and always listened if I had a question about the community. My condolences go to his lovely family. He will be missed. R.I.P Jack. X
I am so sad to hear the passing of my good friend Jack Williams he helped me out along side my family when Legend Bill Whelan past away will miss you and bill alot RIP two to great legends that i will always call best friends
Heartbroken about the sudden & untimely passing of @gloslibdems County Cllr Jack Williams. He was a lovely person who will be greatly missed by all of us at @GlosCC & the community he served in Churchdown. My thoughts are all his friends and family at this very difficult time x
I am so sorry to hear this as I met him when I moved back to Churchdown a couple of years ago and he understood how difficult it was for me getting about in my wheelchair. He arranged to get the pavement from Morley Ave to the traffic lights resurfaced enabling me to get out more, I am so grateful to him. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and young children at this difficult time.
This is so sad. I have spoken to him a few times with regards to children’s care plan structures for the disabled. He was always very sympathetic and understanding. My thoughts are with his friends and family xxx