Midsomer Norton Town Council were very sad to hear of the passing of Councillor Mike Moxham, who died on Friday 17th May after a short stay in hospital. Mike had served as a Councillor for five years since May 2019 and was in the High Street almost every day talking to residents and doing his very best for the people of the town.

Mike received a Civic Award for Community Volunteer of the Year in 2018 when he worked with B&NES on elements of the design for the new Library in the Hollies. The disabled toilet facilities in the Town Hall were upgraded as a result and Mike then worked with the architect on the specifications for the new public toilet in the refurbished Town Hall.

He was passionate about improving accessibility issues for people who use wheelchairs and mobility scooters and was instrumental in several projects with B&NES Highways to install dropped kerbs and remove obstructions. He was a proactive member of Welton Village Group and dedicated many hours to the planning issues at the Welton, Bibby, Baron site.

Mike was proud to be re-elected to the Town Council in 2023 with no postering or social media campaign, demonstrating the support he had from residents he met and talked to in the town. He will be much missed by current and former Councillors and the staff of Midsomer Norton Town Council.

Martyn Plant, Mayor of Midsomer Norton, commented, "Mike was a respected and much-liked Councillor and Midsomer Norton resident. He will be very fondly remembered for his contributions to the town, as well as his humour and friendliness. He was a real positive and engaging presence and will be much missed."

Former Councillor Alun Pughe said “In the small amount of time I knew Mike he came across as a very hard-working Councillor, dedicated to making the town better for the residents. He will surely be dearly missed.”

Pete Mocock, who also served on the Town Council with Mike, said “He had so much enthusiasm for Midsomer Norton… He will be hard to replace with his special interests and projects and sadly missed around town with his daily presence. A special person that should be remembered.”

At Mike’s request, there will be a social event to celebrate his life and achievements at Midsomer Norton Social Club at a date to be announced.