We were very sad to hear of the death recently of former Mayor Mrs Margaret Sansum .
Margaret joined the Council as one of its first Councillors when it was formed in 1996, and was elected Mayor in 1999/2000. Margaret earned the respect of her fellow Councillors with her quiet but firm manner. She was a shrewd judge of character and could be relied on to exercise clear judgment in difficult and complex situations but always with a kind and compassionate heart for those in need.
Margaret undertook all her many public duties as Mayor with dignity and was well liked and popular with everyone she met. However, she often preferred to work behind the scenes to find new ways for the Council to help and support ordinary people in Dover. Both as Mayor and as a Councillor she guided the Council through its early years with her long experience of living, working and bringing up a family in the Town.
Our condolences go to Margaret’s family and friends at this sad time.