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Death of former Mayor and Councillor Mick Jones

Published on Wednesday, 3rd May 2023

Councillor Mick Jones hands over the chain of office to new Mayor Bob Hicks.
Councillor Mick Jones (right) hands over the chain of office to new Mayor Bob Hicks (left) in 1991

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has been informed of the death of former Mayor Mick Jones, aged 74.

Mr Jones served as Nuneaton and Bedworth Mayor from 1990 to 1991 and represented Galley Common and Abbey wards for Labour as well as being a member of Warwickshire County Council.

His funeral will take place at 2pm on Friday, 2 June at the United Reformed Church, Nuneaton, donations for Mary Ann Evans Hospice either direct or through Devalls Funeral Directors.

The Borough flag at the Town Hall will be flown at half-mast that day as a mark of respect.

Mr Jones’ Civic Appeal was dedicated to raising money for the Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton.

Over a 12-month period, he and Mayoress, wife Jane along with his fundraising team, collected £60,000 for his appeal.

He said at the time:

“I even went into stocks and had wet sponges thrown at me to raise money.

“The hospice provides a real service to the people of the borough who have always shown unsurpassed generosity.’’

Cllr Clare Golby, Deputy Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said:

“It’s always sad to hear of past councillors passing away.

“Mick Jones put his mayoral year to very good use, raising a lot of money for a local cherished institution.

“Many people will have been very thankful for his contribution to our borough.

“On behalf of the Council and the wider borough, I’d like to offer our condolences to former Mayor Jones’ family and friends.’’