It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our friend, colleague, neighbour and former Handside councillor, Siobhan Hill Elam.
Siobhan died on April 29 following a battle with cancer.
Malcolm Cowan, who was group leader during her time on the council, spoke for our group when he said the following....
"Siobhan was utterly dedicated to serving the public, exactly how she had in her former career in the police. She was enthusiastic and took up residents issues with vigour, not allowing fluffy or evasive responses from anyone to survive unquestioned.
As a well-known Handside resident, it was no surprise she was first elected with a big majority, but within a year she had increased that as people saw how hard she worked.
She had a great sense of fun and was also the most punctual to meetings of all the councillors I knew.
It was a big disappointment, and an even bigger loss to the community when she stepped down for personal reasons. We will miss her enormously."
We have received many messages since the news was officially announced at a ceremony yesterday, where her passing was marked with a minute's silence by full council and members of the public.
Siobhan's smile, wit, passion and enthusiasm will live long in the memory and hearts of all of us that knew her.
RIP Siobhan. Sleep well x