Tributes have been paid to an Argoed councillor who passed away on Saturday.
Cllr Allen Williams was a well respected, long-serving Labour councillor who died on March 17.
The Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough in 20017/08, Cllr Williams lived in the Argoed area for more than 40 years and leaves leaves one son, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
Cllr Williams was born in 1935 in Aberbargoed, educated at New Tredegar Technical Institute, Monmouthshire Technical College and Treforest Technical College where he studied for his National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
He started working in the drawing office of the National Coal Board’s offices in Tredomen in 1952 and in 1967 became an Assistant Engineer to a mining consultancy and finished his working career as Works Manager for an Engineering company in Abercarn and Halifax West Yorkshire
Cllr Williams had also served as a Community Councillor for the Argoed Ward since November 1995 and was also its first Chairman. He has been a Caerphilly County Borough councillor since June 2004.
Cllr Williams’ main interests were in sports and he had a great involvement in charitable organisations and events. He took a great interest in the Voluntary Sector and was Chair of the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO).
Chief Executive, Anthony O’Sullivan said on behalf of the authority: “Allen served his community with a great deal of passion and was always ready to help and support colleagues and his local community. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.”