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Gravesham councillor Jane Cribbon dies aged 66

PUBLISHED: 14:51 10 June 2016 | UPDATED: 14:51 10 June 2016

Cllr Cribbon passed away at the Ellenor Hospice in Northfleet

Cllr Cribbon passed away at the Ellenor Hospice in Northfleet

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Tributes have been paid from across the council

Gravesham councillor Jane Cribbon has passed away at the age off 66 following a short illness.

Cllr Cribbon was a member of Gravesham Borough Council for Central Ward and then Pelham Ward since 1999, and also won Gravesend East division on Kent County Council in 2013 for her second term on that council.

She was married to Cllr Lee Croxton and the couple lived in Hillside Terrace, Gravesend.

Tributes were paid from across the council. Labour group leader Cllr John Burden said: “Jane’s passionate involvement in every aspect of council work and all the other causes she championed will be sorely missed.

“She was a kind and caring person who committed herself to serving all her constituents, all the time. Our thoughts are with Lee, her family and all her many friends at this sad time.”

Council leader John Cubitt said: “Jane was a formidable political opponent but a caring and thoughtful colleague. She leaves a void at the council and I send my deepest condolences to her family.”

Mrs Cribbon was a member of the Environmental Health committee and the Regulatory Board (planning committee) at Gravesham, which she also chaired.

At Kent County Council, she was a member of the Children’s Social Care and Health committee, the Corporate Parenting Panel and was an county appointee to Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue Authority.

She passed away at the Ellenor Hospice in Northfleet.

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