Former mayor of Weston dies

PUBLISHED: 11:53 04 May 2020 | UPDATED: 11:53 04 May 2020

Cllr Mike Lyall and his wife Margaret. Picture: Weston Town Council

Cllr Mike Lyall and his wife Margaret. Picture: Weston Town Council

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A former mayor of Weston has died.

Cllr Mike Lyall was Weston's mayor from 2018-19. Picture: Weston Town CouncilCllr Mike Lyall was Weston's mayor from 2018-19. Picture: Weston Town Council

Mike Lyall spent eight years on Weston Town Council from 2011-19 and four years on North Somerset Council.

Cllr Lyall served as the town’s mayor from 2018-19.

Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall making the first pitch at Weston Jets baseball team's opening game. Chairman Kevin Robson presenting the ball to the Mayor.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall making the first pitch at Weston Jets baseball team's opening game. Chairman Kevin Robson presenting the ball to the Mayor. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston’s mayor, Mark Canniford, said: “Mike was a helpful, conscientious and friendly councillor.

“He and his wife, Margaret were very popular in Weston as mayor and mayoress and supported many people in the town.

Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Margaret Lyall opening the new Canberra Road play area.      Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall and Mayoress Margaret Lyall opening the new Canberra Road play area. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

“He will be really missed by his friends and colleagues.

“I send my kindest wishes to Margaret, his family and friends which I am sure my councillor and officer colleagues will echo.”

Weston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall making the first pitch at Weston Jets baseball team's opening game.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Mayor Cllr Mike Lyall making the first pitch at Weston Jets baseball team's opening game. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Town clerk, Malcolm Nicholson, added: “I can only echo councillor Canniford’s comments.

“For me as clerk, Mike Lyall was always a pleasure to work with, both as a councillor and in his year as Mayor, and I and all the staff will miss him very much.”


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