In memoriam: Cllr Geoff Walker

25 March 2020

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Former mayor of Waltham Forest and Hatch Lane councillor Geoff Walker passed away on Saturday 21 March as a result of a short illness. Cllr Walker was mayor in 2011-2012 and had the distinction of raising the largest ever sum (almost £70,000) for a mayor’s charity appeal. Mayor Chris Robbins said: “Geoff was an exemplary Mayor and a dedicated, energetic councillor. We always got on extremely well and I am pleased that our last joint engagement was the annual dinner of the London Mayors’ Association, an organisation that Geoff was proud to be part of. He will be greatly missed, and I offer our condolences to his family and friends.” 

Conservative Group Leader Cllr Alan Siggers said: “Today it is an honour to pay tribute to Cllr Geoff Walker. Geoff has served this borough as a former Mayor and particularly the residents of Hatch Lane Ward who he served as Ward Councillor for 26 years. I know he was immensely proud of the work he did with the British Legion. With a man like Geoff, so steeped in civic duty, it is easy to forget that he was also a husband, a father, a loyal partner and a friend. His loss to the those closest to him will already be deeply felt as it is to his friends and colleagues in the Conservative group and Association. As we think of him today, I know we will remember and celebrate Geoff Walker.”

Cllr Clare Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest Council, said: “It is with deep sadness that we have learned that Cllr Geoff Walker has passed away. Following a distinguished career in design and engineering, Geoff served the residents of our borough for many years as a Waltham Forest councillor in Hatch Lane and served as Mayor in 2011 and 2012. Geoff was a committed public servant, working with colleagues from across the political spectrum - including dedicated work for our armed forces as chair of the Armed Forces Day Committee. He will be sorely missed, and my deepest condolences go to out to his friends and family.”

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In memoriam of Cllr Geoff Walker
In memory of Cllr Geoff Walker (centre)