Tributes have been paid to Calne councillor Tony Trotman, who died on Thursday, November 30.

Cllr Trotman served Calne Town Council for over 20 years and was mayor on four occasions.

In 2017, he described it as a “great honour” to have his name put forward again.

He had represented Calne Chilvester and Abberd on Wiltshire Council since 2009 and was the chair of the Northern Area Planning Committee.

He had previously been a member of both Wiltshire County Council and North Wiltshire District Council.

Councillor Richard Clewer, leader of Wiltshire Council, said: "I am sorry to hear the sad news of the passing of Councillor Tony Trotman.

“My thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.

"I have known Tony for many years working with him as part of Wiltshire Council where he was an effective member and passionate advocate for the residents of Calne.

“Councillor Trotman's dedication in his role as a local councillor for Calne Chilvester and Abberd was a great example to us all.

“He will be greatly missed by everyone."

Residents are advised to contact regarding council matters in Calne Chilvester and Abberd, or contact another elected member for Calne.