Published Friday, 14th September 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce that Cllr Mrs Ros Mill, Councillor for Kingswood with Burgh Heath ward, passed away on Thursday 6 September.
Paying tribute to Cllr Mrs Mill, Council Leader, Cllr Mark Brunt said:
"Ros was a long serving, well respected and well liked member of this council and her passing is an extremely sad loss that is felt by us all, councillors and staff alike.
“Ros was committed to the well-being of all borough residents and worked hard on behalf of the community she represented, always giving her all to everything she did. It is an honour to have been able to work alongside her.
“During her time as an Executive Member, Ros was involved in some significant projects which will leave a lasting legacy for residents, including the development of the new Tadworth Leisure Centre, our award-winning Living and Ageing Well initiatives and partnerships and support for the voluntary sector.
"Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.”
Mrs Mill was first elected to the Council in May 2007 to represent the Kingswood with Burgh Heath ward.
She was a Member of the Executive from 2010 until she stood down from the role in May 2018, first as Executive Member for Communities (2010-14), then as Executive Member for Leisure and Wellbeing (2014-18).
Cllr Mrs Mill was also a member of the Licensing Committee from 2008 to 2012, Overview and Scrutiny Committee from 2007 to 2008 and the Planning Committee between May and October 2007.
In addition, Cllr Mrs Mill was a member of Surrey County Council’s Local Committee for Reigate and Banstead from 2009 to 2010.
Outside of the Council, Cllr Mrs Mill worked as Marketing Director for Aberdour School in Burgh Heath.
As a mark of respect, the Council’s flag was flown at half-mast on Friday (7 September) and a minute’s silence was held at Thursday night’s Executive meeting (13 September). The flag will again be flown at half-mast on the day of Cllr Mrs Mill’s funeral.
The Council has written to Cllr Mrs Mill’s family to offer our condolences at this difficult time.