It is with deep sadness that we have heard of the sudden passing of Cllr Roger Clark of Cwmtillery.
Although he had served on the community council for more than eight years, Roger had been a familiar figure in the Ebbw Fach valley throughout his life.
He came to prominence as an athletic back row forward with Abertillery RFC in the early eighties, the start of a long association that culminated in his becoming the club's Chair.
Trained by the National Coal Board, Roger was a highly-skilled industrial electrician who worked in environments as varied as paper mills, steelworks and chemical plants and, in recent years, the food industry.
His presence will be sorely missed.
Our profound condolences go to Gill – his wife of more than forty years – and their family.