Oadby & Wigston Borough Council is mourning the loss of a respected Councillor who sadly passed away yesterday (Wednesday, 28 November) after battling a long standing illness.
Conservative Cllr Robert (Bob) E Fahey, aged 74, represented the Oadby Grange ward and was elected to Oadby & Wigston Borough Council in May 2015 and at various times sat on a number of council committees.
Cllr Fahey was an active champion for the safety of school children and road users in the Borough, regularly lobbying Leicestershire County Council for highway improvement schemes.
The council would like to pass on sincere condolences to his family and a minute’s silence, as a mark of respect will be held at the council’s meeting on 11 December.
Originally from Notting Hill, London Cllr Fahey attended the Westminster City Grammar School. He went onto embark on a successful professional career in fraud investigation before entering local politics and serving the residents of Oadby.
Leader of the Opposition and fellow Conservative, Cllr Bhupendra Dave paid tribute to Cllr Fahey: "Everyone at the Council is saddened by the tragic news of Cllr Fahey’s death and we are all thinking of him and his family at this sad time.
"Cllr Fahey was dedicated to serving the local community and worked tirelessly to make a positive difference to the lives of the people he was elected to represent.”