Councillor Bob Adams

Tributes have been paid to the former Leader and Chairman of South Kesteven District Council who has died at the age of 81.

Cllr Adams passed away peacefully at his home on Monday 15th November 2021 following a short period in hospital.

The Chairman of the Council, Cllr Breda-Rae Griffin, said: "Bob was one of the most experienced members of the Council - his measured and reasoned opinions will be very much missed.

"He was a true gentleman who was always willing to help and for whom nothing was too much trouble."

The Council Leader, Cllr Kelham Cooke, said: "Cllr Adams was a huge advocate of local government and was popular with both Members and Officers alike.

"He was extremely knowledgeable and could always be relied upon to be a strong voice for his Ward and on issues he was passionate about."

Cllr Adams had represented the Isaac Newton Ward since May 2007 and served as Chairman of the Council in 2009-10, and was Leader from March 2015 to May 2017.  

He was Vice-Chairman of the Planning Committee from 2007-11 and Chairman from 2019-21.  He also served as Vice-Chairman of the Culture and Visitor Economy Overview and Scrutiny Committee in 2018-19.

Cllr Adams had also served as a member of Lincolnshire County Council, representing the Colsterworth Rural Ward since 2013. He was previously a member of Nottinghamshire County Council, first elected in 1968, before losing his seat two years later in a nationwide swing to Labour but then returning and progressing to become deputy leader. He later served four years on Gedling Borough Council.

His funeral will take place at 11am on Thursday 9th December 2021. No further details are available at this time.

Bob Adams