It is with regret that we notify you of the passing of one of our former parish councillors, Rodney “Rod” Markley of Great Linford who passed away in Milton Keynes University Hospital on the 22nd November 2017 aged 76. Ann Markley, Rod’s wife died in January 2016.

Rod became a councillor in September 2005 and actively represented Great Linford Ward until stepping down before the elections in May 2011. Previously Rod had worked for Milton Keynes Development Corporation and his knowledge and experience in the media team was invaluable to the transition of the original A5 black and white newsletter to the now professional looking A4 colour North by NorthEast magazine.

“Rod was one of the first councillors I worked with, he always had a cheery, calm disposition especially for the new clerk,” said Parish Manager, Eirwen Tagg. “Rod was always happy to lend an ear and even after he left, he was never a stranger. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.”

The funeral service will take place on the 12th December 2017 at 2.00pm in the Oak Chapel, Crownhill Crematorium.