BREAKING NEWS: Death announced today of Fenland councillor and former Wisbech mayor Bruce Wegg

THE death was announced today of Wisbech councillor and former mayor Bruce Wegg.

Cllr Wegg was first elected to Fenland District Council in 1992 and he also became a member of Wisbech Town Council and later served as mayor.

The Conservative party had always described him as “a councillor who is always willing to help people whenever he can” and Cllr Wegg enjoyed an active and busy 20 year political career.

It included being chairman of the Wisbech Town Council Planning Committee for several years.

In 2004 he had the honour of being elected Mayor of Wisbech, a post he held with great pride.

Cllr Wegg was also a member of several outside bodies such as a school governor and he was a trustee of the Wisbech and Fenland Museum and other local charities. Outside of his political life he was a keen musician: he was the organist at St Peter and St Paul’s Church and a Fellow of the London College of Music.

He had been involved in choirs in Wisbech for many years, and recorded with the BBC.

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Cllr Wegg had conducted choirs since his teens and was an experienced and qualified organist. He had also played the violin since he was a child. He was the proud holder of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Certificate in Church Music. He received the award from the former Archbishop, Dr Robert Runcie, in the Chapel of Lambeth Palace, London.

In 2009 Bruce was awarded a Fellowship of the London College of Music. The award was bestowed in recognition of his contribution to music in the Eastern region, particularly his work with choirs, over the years.

On Thursday fellow councillors at Fenland Hall heard of his recent illness and, in wishing him a speedy recovery, agreed unanimously to grant him six months leave of absence.

Sadly he died last night.

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