Shepway District Councillors stood in silence before the start of the council meeting on 14 June to remember Shirley Newlands who had been a long serving member of Shepway District Council as well as serving as chairman. Shirley passed away on 05 June. Her funeral will be at St Stephen’s church, Lympne at 11 30 on Tuesday 04 July.
As well as being active in local politics, Shirley was a long serving solicitor who led a successful campaign for women to be allowed mortgages. She represented the ward of Lympne and Stanford at Shepway District Council and was a great champion for her area.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Norman.