Fazeley has lost one its biggest characters and most influential local politicians, former Mayor of Fazeley and long-standing Labour Party Councillor Jimmy Littlefield passed away at 3am this morning, Tuesday 4 September.
Former Cllr Littlefield was first elected onto Fazeley Parish Council in 1971 and he played a major part in Fazeley becoming a town in 1975. Jimmy was made Mayor of Fazeley in 1985, and he had the honour of holding the prestigious role for a total of eight years between 1985 and 2005. Jimmy Littlefield also represented Fazeley on Lichfield District Council.
Current Town Mayor, Cllr Rebecca James, said, “It is sad to hear of the loss of former long standing councillor and Town Mayor Jimmy Littlefield. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his family at this very sad time.”
Leader of Fazeley Town Council and former Town Mayor, Cllr Andrew James, added, “I was very saddened to hear the news of the passing of Jimmy Littlefield, we may have sat on opposite political sides but from when I first joined the Town Council in 2007 it was obvious to all that Jimmy’s heart was at the centre of Fazeley.
“Jimmy was one of the biggest supporters of the Town Council during my term as Mayor from 2009 until he retired at the last election in 2011. He was so proud of the changes we made not just to Fazeley Town Hall but also across the town. Jimmy Littlefield will forever be Mr Fazeley and he will be missed by all who knew him.”
The Town Council will be flying the flag in the town square at half-mast as a mark of respect for former Cllr Jimmy Littlefield.