Tributes paid to former Burntwood town councillor and magistrate

A former Burntwood Town Council chairman has died.

Peter Tams
Peter Tams

Peter Tams was also a member of Lichfield District Council, a magistrate and a school governor.

He served on the district council from May 1995 to 2003, as a representative for All Saints ward.

Elected to the town council nearly 20 years ago, he was its chairman in 1997/98.

Mr Tams was also a governor at the town’s Fulfen School for many years and achieved a 30 year long service award as a governor at Park Primary in Burntwood.

He was appointed a magistrate in 1994 and served until his retirement from the Bench in 2001.

Councillor Diane Evans, chairwoman of Burntwood Town Council, was a councillor alongside Mr Tams, and since the early 1980s a Labour colleague.

“He always worked hard and attended branch meetings and events until a few months ago. We were both councillors at Burntwood and sometimes on the same Bench of magistrates and he was a dedicated public servant for many years,” she said.

Mr Tams is survived by his wife Breda, who was also a town councillor at Burntwood, his two daughters and a son.

His funeral will take place at 10am on June 14 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Cannock Road, Burntwood, followed by cremation.

Family flowers only are desired, with any donations to the Parkinson’s Society.

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