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Tribute to former Borough Mayor John Haynes

Published on Wednesday, 21st September 2022

Nuneaton and Bedworth’s Borough flag will fly at half-mast on Tuesday, 27 September at the Town Hall to honour former Mayor and Councillor John Haynes.

Mr Haynes’ funeral will take place the same day at Mill Street Methodist Church in Bedworth at 12:30pm and then at the Heart of England Crematorium in Nuneaton. The funeral cortege will pass in front of the Town Hall at approximately 1.45pm, although depending on  traffic conditions it could be slightly earlier..

Mr Haynes, who was Borough Mayor on two occasions, died on Tuesday, 6 September, aged 89.

He was initially elected as a Councillor for the Labour Party on the former Bedworth Urban District Council in 1958.

He was the first leader of the newly formed Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council in 1974 and served as Chairman of Warwickshire County Council as well as being a teacher at Nicholas Chamberlaine School for many years and a long serving trustee of the Nicholas Chamberlaine Foundation.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Kris Wilson, said:

“I was saddened to hear of John Haynes’ passing. He served his community for more than 60 years.

“He truly was a man dedicated to the town of Bedworth and the wider Borough and he always kept a twinkle in his eye.

“Outside of the Chamber, it was a pleasure to have a chat with and listen to his accounts of Borough politics in years gone by.”

Mr Haynes leaves Hilda, his wife of 69 years, daughter Judith, son-in-law Derek and granddaughter Ella.

Family flowers only by request. The family would like any donations to be shared between the British Heart Foundation or Zoë's Place in memory of John which can be made via J.E.Hackett and Sons website (make a donation), on the day or by post to J.E.Hackett and Sons Ltd 93 Leicester Road, Bedworth CV12 8AH. Tel: 02476 313 326.