Ex-mayor remembers councillor who 'wanted to do the right thing'
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A former mayor of Ely has remembered a late councillor who “wanted to do the right thing for the city”.
Cllr Michael Rouse paid tribute to Cllr Arnie Arnold, who died earlier this month.
“He just wanted to serve the city,” said Cllr Rouse.
“If a practical job needed doing and you wanted help, he would quickly step forward and do it.”
Cllr Arnold was the consort to current mayor of Ely, Cllr Sue Austen, and was known for his work on the city’s annual Christmas lights display.
He also championed the Maltings while a member of the council’s assets committee and helped form the Friends of Ely Cemetery group.
“He could quickly step back from the mayor and make sure she was alright, not trying to seek the limelight,” Cllr Rouse added.
“He was a modest man and someone who wanted to do the right thing for the city.
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“I shall miss him.”