One of the more serious points at last week’s full council meeting at Southend Borough Council was the news delivered by council leader Ron Woodley, that Graham Longley (LD – Blenheim Park) had suffered a recent accident at his home and is recovering in hospital.
I have only met Graham a handful of times, and actually of the three Blenheim Park councillors he is probably the one with whom I have interacted the least. On all of the occasions when we have spoken he has been personable and pleasant. Whilst there are a great many things on which we disagree, what I have seen of Graham in the joint administration has increased my respect for him greatly, as he has worked diligently for the good of the town.
I send my best wishes to Graham and his family, and sincerely hope that he will be back to full health very soon.