Berkshire

Slough councillor Sonja Jenkins dies after fall at home

Sonja Jenkins
Image caption Sonja Jenkins was described as a "hard-working member of the community"

A Slough councillor has died following a fall at her home, the borough council has said.

Sonja Jenkins, 71, who had represented the Foxborough ward as a Liberal Democrat councillor since 2004, passed away on Wednesday.

She was described as a "pillar of the community" who will be "sorely missed".

The flag at Slough Town Hall is flying at half mast as a mark of respect. Details of her funeral are still to be arranged.

Robert Plimmer, fellow Lib Dem councillor for Foxborough, said: "Sonja was a much loved and hard-working member of the local community.

"She was known by everyone in Foxborough and was regularly stopped in the street by people looking for help.

"She was a well liked, pillar of the local community and she will be sorely missed."

Mayor of Slough Jagjit S Grewal said: "Sonja was a very hard working councillor and never failed to raise issues that were important to her local residents.

"She will be missed by residents and councillors alike. We are sorry to have lost her."

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