A COUNCILLOR has made tribute to a former council chairman following the news of his death recently.

Peter Argyle was a committed public servant who served for 24 years as a councillor, having been first elected as ward member for Theale in 1997 before representing the Calcot ward from 2003 and latterly Tilehurst and Holybrook from 2019.

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He also served two terms as the Chairman of the Council in 2011-12 and 2015-16, was Chairman of the Personnel Committee and was an active member of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Commission and the Corporate Parenting Panel.

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​Lynne Doherty, Leader of West Berkshire Council, said: ​"We are all very sad to hear this news. Peter was a true man of the people and a caring, hard-working councillor.

​"I remember him for his wonderful sense of humour and for his unfaltering commitment to improving services for local residents, particularly young people.

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"He was such a passionate advocate for children and education and used his time at West Berkshire Council to champion their needs.

​"Peter's commitment to West Berkshire will remain a much deserved legacy to him and all those whose lives he touched. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends, of whom there are many, at this difficult time."