Bridport Town Council has paid tribute to former town councillor Mrs Sally Bagnall, who passed away in July.
Sally served as a town councillor for Bridport South ward until 2007, having moved to the area from Bristol after retirement. She established herself as a prominent local figure and a familiar face around the town, often seen campaigning on local issues in Bucky Doo Square and delivering leaflets across Bridport.
Alongside her work as a councillor Sally volunteered for local causes, working in the MIND charity shop in East Street and helping to set up Bridport’s first credit union.
Former town councillor and close friend Gill Fifield said “Sally contributed a great deal to the life of Bridport town and I appreciate all the hours she gave to others. I was happy to have known her, and to call her a friend.”
Bridport Town Council Leader, Cllr Sarah Williams said “We were so sorry to hear of Sally’s passing, and our thoughts are with her family. She was a passionate campaigner but also a hard-working councillor, always the first to volunteer to help at events. Colleagues who knew her well have all said to me how caring and compassionate she was, and how she maintained a positive outlook even when her health began to decline. On behalf of the Council I want to express our gratitude for her service to the town. She was an example to all in public service.”
Sally passed away on 12 July, and leaves a family of four children and eight grandchildren.
Will Austin, Town Clerk, Bridport Town Council. Email WAustin@bridport-tc.gov.uk
or tel 01308 456722.