A Dedicated Public Servant for the Community
Alderman Colin Hunt
In a heartfelt speech, Cllr Rachael Hunt expressed immense pride in Colin for his outstanding dedication and service to the community. An extraordinary meeting marked the beginning of a new chapter for the Council, bidding farewell to esteemed Councillors like Colin, who have been an integral part of the community for over three decades.
Cllr Rachael Hunt said, “Colin has been a dedicated public servant for 37 years. Throughout this long service, he has left an indelible mark on the lives of countless residents, businesses, and organisations both in the ward areas he has represented and across the wider South Gloucestershire County area.”
Notably, Colin played a crucial role in advocating for the construction of vital community assets such as the Pomphrey Hill Pavilion and Emersons Green Village Hall. He also took on the challenge of pushing forward feasibility studies and funding bids for the M4 J18a scheme and securing funding for the secondary school in Lyde Green. These accomplishments will undoubtedly form a lasting part of his legacy in the area.
With an extensive background in planning, transport, and strategic infrastructure, Colin served as a Cabinet Member and Chair of Planning and Development Control committees. His expertise in these areas has been invaluable in shaping the local landscape and supporting fellow Council members and Officers alike.
Furthermore, Colin’s influence extended beyond his role as a Councillor; he inspired and assisted numerous individuals to become Councillors, including his own two sons. His dedication to mentoring and supporting others in public service has been commendable, fostering a strong sense of community involvement among those he touched.
Described as forthright and principled, Colin has never hesitated to fight for the causes he believes in. His tenacity and commitment have earned him respect throughout the community, making him an active and respected member of the Emersons Green Town Council.
With the support of his fellow Council members, in a unanimous vote, Colin Hunt is now poised to continue making a positive impact on the community in his new role as Alderman.
As the Council embarks on this new administrative chapter, Colin’s experience and commitment to public service will undoubtedly play a crucial role in shaping a brighter future for the people of South Gloucestershire.