TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved town councillor who has died.

Rosemary Webb was a fixture in Upton Upon Severn for many years, and a council spokesman paid tribute, saying: “We were greatly saddened to hear of the death of our colleague and friend Cllr Rosemary Webb.

“Rosemary was an asset to the Town Council and was closely involved in organising events and taking part in council and committee meetings for many years.

"She had a great sense of humour and never took herself too seriously. We will miss her enormously.”

Mrs Webb was the wife of former Upton mayor Cllr Peter Webb, who died in 2019 and held a number of key positions within the council, sitting on the Open Spaces and Cemetery Committee in addition to the Traffic Management Task and Finish Group.

Originally moving to the town permanently more than 15 years ago, having been brought up on the West Coast of Scotland, gaining experience working in international tourism, Mrs Webb was involved with the town for more than 40 years.

In Upton itself, she was involved with organisations including Upton Tourism and Trade, Upton in Bloom and the youth club.

Immediately before moving to Upton, she spent around 10 years in Greece jointly running a tourist-related catering business.

In her profile on the Upton Town Council Website, she described her passion for helping the town, saying: “I joined the Council because, although not living here permanently until fifteen years ago, I have had strong links with the town for over forty years and have always felt a great affinity with, and affection for the town.

“My childhood and subsequent professional life has always been strongly linked, one way or another, to tourism.

"I feel privileged to be a Town Councillor and would like to be able to contribute to maintaining the reputation of Upton upon Severn and the well-being of its residents and businesses to the best of my ability.”