South Woodford resident Maureen Hoskins – who served as Mayor of Redbridge in 2000 – has died at the age of 85 following a short illness.
Maureen was a Liberal Democrat councillor for Church End from 1986 to 2006. She was also the last surviving councillor to have served on the Wanstead and Woodford Borough Council, representing Churchfields from 1961 to 1965.
Maureen passed away at home on 3 December. She is survived by husband Richard, son Daniel, daughter Melissa and grandchildren, Tom, Olivia and Emilia.