It is with great sadness that we must announce the recent passing of former Town Councillor Bryan Read.
Bryan first began attending council meetings in 1980, sitting in the public gallery at the Manor House, Swanscombe. Bryan went on to serve on the council from 1983 until recently standing down at the May elections last year (a total of 36 years). As well as being Chairman and a member of many of the Councils Committees he also served as Town Mayor on no fewer than 6 occasions and also represented Swanscombe on the borough Council.
The Town Council were pleased to have been able to hold a special meeting on 9 October 2019 to confer the honour of Freeman of the Parish of Swanscombe and Greenhithe to Bryan. This was the first time such an honour had been made by the Town Council and reflected the eminent services which Bryan had rendered to the Town Council and the Councils area.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Bryan’s wife, Ivy, sons Michael and Paul and all of the family at this difficult time.