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Redbridge Council veteran Graham Borrott laid to rest

PUBLISHED: 13:28 08 September 2014 | UPDATED: 14:09 08 September 2014

Friends and family look on as pallbearers carry Graham Borrott's coffin towards St Peter's Church, Aldborough Hatch (Picture: Ellie Hoskins)

Friends and family look on as pallbearers carry Graham Borrott's coffin towards St Peter's Church, Aldborough Hatch (Picture: Ellie Hoskins)

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Former Redbridge mayor Graham Borrott was laid to rest on Friday - in a ward he represented on the council for 20 years.

Mourners gathered at St Peter’s Church in Aldborough Hatch for the funeral of the erstwhile Conservative councillor, who died suddenly at the age of 77 on August 23.

He served on the council between 1974-94 for Aldborough, with a stint as mayor in 1987/88. He was re-elected in 1996 for Barkingside and served until 2010, when he retired because of his deteriorating hearing.

Following his death, his widow Pat Borrott told the Recorder her husband was a man who would always do his “utmost” to help people with their problems.

“He was very kind,” she said.

“He went on the council thinking he was going to change the world and put everything to rights, but it was not quite as easy as that.

“He would take on everybody’s problems and do his utmost to solve them. He enjoyed helping people.”

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