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Tributes paid to former Mayor of Caerphilly

Cllr Dianne Price.

A popular former Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough has sadly passed away after a long battle with illness.

Cllr Dianne Price, who represented the Bargoed ward since 2004, passed away surrounded by her family on 20 April.

The Leader of Council, Cllr Sean Morgan, paid tribute to Dianne’s legacy, “The community of Bargoed, and the wider county borough, has lost a dedicated public servant who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of local people. Dianne was a colourful, much-loved character who devoted the past 20 years representing Bargoed and was a champion for the town.”

“She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her and our thoughts are with Dianne’s family at this very sad time,” he added.

Dianne, who was married and has three children, grew up in Cascade and moved to Bargoed when she was 10 years old. After leaving school she had a variety of jobs, the longest of which was as the manager of her local Shoefayre store, where she worked for 18 years.