TRIBUTES have been paid to a former mayor who was known for helping others.

Peter Webb joined Upton-Upon-Severn Town Council in 2010, becoming mayor in 2013.

Deputy town mayor, cllr Shirley Dobbin said: “He dedicated so much of his time helping other people and he will be missed.”

Councillor Graham Francis said: “I was very sad to hear of his death. He was a fine person to work with and he was a gentleman.

“He could get frustrated from time to time but never in a nasty way. He was always considered what he said before he said it.

“I’ll miss him not just as someone I worked with but as a friend.”

Cllr Betty Williams said: “He was a great man and a good friend.

“He was a hard worker and was dedicated to his job.”

Cllr Neil Baldwin said: “Although I didn’t know Peter well I respect the contribution he made to our community during his time as a councillor and as mayor.

“I’m glad he’s at peace.”

Cllr Angela Conway said: “He was a dear friend and he was so committed to Upton.

“During his gruelling treatment for throat cancer he was very unwell but hid it from people like a true trooper. I remember one Christmas when he stood on the podium during the unveiling of the lights and he was chatting and taking time with people and carrying on like nothing was wrong.character.” Mr Webb, 82, leaves behind his wife, Rosemary and son Mark from his first marriage.

He worked in advertising in London during his career, even filming an early Beach Boys tour of Europe.