Hounslow Council has expressed its condolences to the family and friends of former Councillor Peter Carey who died on Thursday afternoon following a period of poor health.
Published: Friday, 1st June 2018
As a Councillor, Peter served for two terms on the Council, first during the Conservative administration of 1968 to 1971, and more recently from 1986 to now. This means that he was the only Hounslow Councillor to have served in every decade from the 1960s onwards.
The ward he represented was initially called Spring Grove, but has more recently been called Osterley and Spring Grove ward. Mr Carey stepped down prior to the Local Elections in May of this year. The borough flag at the Civic Centre will fly at half-mast over the weekend as a mark of respect.
Council Leader, Steve Curran said;
“Peter Carey was a highly respected Member for many years. He specialised in the Council’s scrutiny arrangements and was Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee from 2006 to 2010, and a committed member of the scrutiny process thereafter.
“He served on the Council’s Licensing Committee, Governor Appointments Panel, and Assessment and Appeals Joint Group, and outside bodies including the Watermans Arts Centre, the Heathrow Airport Consultative Committee and the Department of Trade and Industry’s Investigation of Air Pollution Standing Conference. Councillor Carey was made a Freeman of the Borough in 2008.
"On behalf of the whole Council I would like to express my appreciation for his public service, and my condolences to his family and friends.”