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25th March 2020

Tributes to past Solace Presidents

It is with great sadness that Solace reports that two past Presidents have passed away.

After roles at East Suffolk Council and Hampshire CC Robin Beechey served as Chief Executive of East Sussex CC between 1973 and 1994. He was elected President of Solace in 1981. An obituary to Mr. Beechey, who moved to America in 2000, has been published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Samuel Jones, a former Chief Executive of Leicestershire CC and Clerk of the City of London Corporation, has also died, The Times has reported. Mr. Jones began his career as an Assistant Solicitor for Macclesfield BC but also worked at Bedford BC and Coventry CBC and Sheffield DC.

We extend our condolences to the bereaved families at this difficult time.