It was with many fond memories that Hebden Royd Town Councillors remembered their former colleague and friend Robin Dixon at last night's Full Council meeting. Robin served on the Town Council from 2005 - 2011 and brought an enthusiasm and passion for the community which remains with us today. Cllr Fenton and Cllr Hodgins spoke about the times that they shared with Robin, and his driving force behind many projects from the asset transfer of the Town Hall into community ownership, and the creation of the Flood Wardens.
Earlier this week Cllr Patient shared the following tribute:
"Robin Dixon - who many of you will have know as the chap who helped set up the original Mytholmroyd Flood wardens (then just 3 pre 2015) and their first Chair - passed away last night.
"He was a very active Labour town councillor for Hebden Royd for many years and was also the Mayor. I know town councillors who served alongside him respected regarded him in the highest terms, he had a wicked sense of humour and was passionate about issues that affected the valley. He was and remains a well respected and all round lovely bloke who had time for everyone he met.We all owe him a huge debt of gratitude for all his hard work on behalf of our area.
"He was a longtime Mytholmroyd resident and moved away after living on Longfellow Court to be with his family due to ill health a few years ago.
"I know he would be proud to see all the positive changes and investment in Mytholmroyd and to the thriving flood warden network up and across the valley that he very much kick started. He would be especially pleased to see the strong community groups that have supported Calderdale throughout this current crisis. He deeply cared about Mytholmroyd and its community and was very much a doer, i think all those that knew him would agree.
"He had his family with him and thankfully didn't suffer, he was in hospital and contracted coronavirus. His family don't want flowers or donations but they passed on a contact address for cards and other memories. Get in touch if you'd like those details.
"Rest in Peace Robin. You were one of the good uns...❤️"
Picture thanks to Jason Elliott from his 500 faces on Hebden Bridge project
Added: Thursday, 26 November 2020