TRIBUTES have been to the former chairman of Flintshire Council who gave a "life service" to the area.

Former councillor Quentin Dodd passed away earlier this month. He served the communities of Argoed and New Brighton as a Liberal Democrat county councillor.

Flintshire Liberal Democrats paid tribute to him.

They said: "As a local solicitor and county councillor, Quentin had worked tirelessly all his life for his local community. When the population of Argoed and New Brighton rapidly expanded Quentin fought for the improvement of local facilities including new primary and secondary schools and the community centre in New Brighton.

"Quentin first represented the area in 1973 and continued until his retirement. He was elected chairman of Flintshire County Council in 2008/2009.

"Although originally from Wrexham, Quentin made Bryn-y-Baal his home and he will always be remembered with fondness by all who knew him. He was a keen member of the chess club, Mold Rugby Club, Mold Cricket Club and Rotary as well as being a member of St Cecilia’s church."


Councillor Andrew Parkhurst, chair of Flintshire Lib Dems, added: “Quentin’s was a life of service, given freely.

"Quentin had worked tirelessly all his life for the Party and for his community, firmly believing in equality and putting back into society what you want to achieve from it - true liberalism. He embodied compassion and liberal values, and will be sorely missed.” 

Mold Rugby Club also paid the following tribute: "One of the forefathers of Mold RFC, Quentin was Instrumental in setting up the club and the original mini section that began at Mynydd Isa and many here will have fond memories of him being their first coach

"Although he never played for Mold he was a regular when the First XV were at home, he was a true gentleman who contributed a great deal both seen and unseen.

"Deepest condolences to Huw and family."

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 2 at Bistre Church, Buckley at 11am. Donations in lieu of flowers to Marie Curie.

Quentin is survived by his wife Adele, his son Huw, daughter Gemma and grandchildren Leon and Chantelle.