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Former council chief executive killed in cycling accident

Casino bid meeting at Blackpool 's Imperial Hotel. Blackpool Chief Executive Steve Weaver.

Casino bid meeting at Blackpool 's Imperial Hotel. Blackpool Chief Executive Steve Weaver.

A former chief executive of Blackpool Council has been killed in a road accident while cycling in the south of France.

Tributes have poured in for Steve Weaver, from across the political spectrum and from Blackpool’s tourism bosses.

Mr Weaver, who was in his early 60s, retired from the council at the end of 2011 after nearly 10 years at the helm.

The father-of-three was a keen cyclist and led the drive to achieve cycling town status for Blackpool.

He died on Wednesday, May 28, after being involved in a collision with a vehicle near Malaucene at around 1.30pm

Council bosses have said the Town Hall flag is to be flown at half-mast today as a mark of respect.

Read the full story in The Gazette tomorrow.

 
 
 

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