Former Marlow mayor Bob Johnson died last week after battling with a long illness.

Bob had been a member of the town council from 2011 to 2021 and was mayor from 2015 to 2017.

He was also chairman of the resources committee for a number of years.

His chairmanship and wise counsel during this time were widely respected by his fellow councillors.

Bob represented the town at visits to Marlow’s twin towns of Marly le Roi and Budvar (District 1 of Budapest) and thoroughly enjoyed the exchange visits.

Marlow's current Mayor Richard Scott said: “Bob will be sorely missed at the Council.

"He took his work here very seriously, supporting and enjoying the whole range of council activities.

"During his time as Mayor, Bob was a keen supporter of Thames Hospice, which was a great help to him during his illness.

"Last year I also chose Thames Hospice as my Mayor’s charity, and will shortly be presenting them with a cheque for £2,000 from the town mayor’s charity fund to support their excellent work.

“Our thoughts are with his wife Shirley, his two sons, Simon and Andrew and their wider family at this sad time”.