Rye councillor John Izod dies

John Izod
John Izod
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A well-loved Rye town councillor has died.

John Izod passed away yesterday (Thursday, April 7) at the Conquest Hospital in St Leonards after a short illness.

He was heavily involved in all things Rye, was a cartoonist and illustrator, fundraiser for charities in town, rugby enthusiast, and a stalwart of Rye Bonfire Society.

Cllr Izod was also involved with Rye Community Transport.

Fellow town councillor Sean Rogers said: “Very sad news. He will be missed by me and many more. John was a very colourful character around Rye and good fun to be around.”

Any organisation in Rye and anyone who wants to pay tribute to Cllr Izod can email reporter Richard Gladstone at richard.gladstone@jpress.co.uk. Alternatively ring 01424 856786.

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