We are very sad to hear of the death recently of former Mayor, Robert (Bob) Markham. Bob joined the Council in 2000 and served for over 10 years until his retirement in 2011. Bob was no stranger to the work of the Council on his election, having ably supported his partner Mrs Lynn Young in her work as a Dover Town Councillor and also during her two years as Town Mayor. As a Councillor, Bob quickly established a reputation for hard work and careful, considered decision making. He and Lynn were a formidable team. They rarely missed a Council meeting and contributed much behind the scenes, fired by a passion to improve life for all Dovorians. Bob was elected by his fellow Councillors as Mayor both in 2004/5 and again in 2007/8, performing the several hundred civic engagements expected of the Mayor every year with dignity, energy and evident enjoyment together with Lynn as his Mayoress.
Our condolences go to Lynn and to Bob’s wider family and friends at this sad time.