Memorial service to honour Cllr Mike Snelling
Thanksgiving service held
Politicians, friends, family and neighbours stood six deep at
service of thankgiving today for the former Leader of
Cllr Mike Snelling (Con) died days after returning from a
holiday in Australia.
were paid to his role in the community as a parish councillor
in Meopham, borough councillor in Gravesham and as Gravesham
councillor on Kent County Council.
The Leader of KCC, Cllr Paul Carter, revealed at the service in
John the Baptist church, Meopham that Cllr Snelling had been
for an MBE in the New Year's Honours list.
Among the many tributes paid at the service, he was credited
helping Gravesham's Sikh community to build Europe's biggest
(community temple), befriended the local muslim community, worked
on the restoration of the Old Town Hall, the provision of
Gravesend's new pontoon and moorings, Gravewsend's new skate park
and the building of the cyclopark next ot the A2.
Above all, he was credited with being a great family man for his
their two daughters and four grandsons.
He was cremated following a private family service.
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