Tributes have been paid to parish and district councillor who ‘would help anyone out’.
Cllr Malcolm Smith, who sat on both Mildenhall Parish Council and Forest Heath District Council and has served as chairman of both, died on Friday.
Cllr Nigel Roman, deputy leader of Forest Heath District Council, said: “He was a man that would help anybody out.
“He was a dear friend and colleague and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and we must support them in the future. I will miss him more than I can say.”
Leader of Forest Heath District Council, Cllr James Waters, said: “He’s going to be sorely missed as a councillor and a friend to many people. Our thoughts go out to his family and I think his work and dedication to the community will live on.”
Cllr Smith was instrumental in many Mildenhall projects. In the last year he has been involved in the lowering of the speed limit on College Heath Road and has supported groups such as Mildenhall Sea Cadets with his locality budget.
Chairman of Mildenhall Parish Council, Cllr John Bloodworth, said: “He was a lovely chap, very calm, any problems that arose he would just be very calm and sort them. He was very popular he did a lot for people around Mildenhall.
“He will be sorely missed by the parish council.”