Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Colin Hall

imageColin Hall has represented Wallington South since he was first elected to Sutton Council in 1998. We have been colleagues working together on behalf on the residents of the ward since I became a councillor in 2006.

His illness and untimely death has been a shock to me and to the very many people who knew Colin.

I also regularly worked alongside Colin on a number of committees and projects, and I find it difficult to take in that he won’t be there anymore.

Colin had a wide ranging knowledge and experience, but his chief interests were environmental matters and sustainability. Colin was the driving force ensuring that sustainable living was at the heart of everything the council does, and encapsulated this by ensuring the borough took on the principle of One Planet Living.

It has been a privilege to work alongside Colin and to learn from him. He was totally dedicated to his work as a councillor, giving up so much of his time to carry out his duties.

Colin was a gentle, kind man. He wanted to convince through discussion and information, and together with our other colleagues we spent many times discussing issues and finding solutions together. We didn’t always agree and Colin’s strength was that he didn’t always need his to get his own way but was willing to see the other side of the argument. A trait I hold in high regard!

He brought humour and goodwill to his work, and was always willing to share his knowledge and understanding with new or less experienced colleagues. For this reason he was well known, liked and respected by all his council colleagues.

Colin will be greatly missed, by the council, by colleagues, by me. Of course the biggest loss is for his family, and my thoughts are with them all, as they come to terms with the sad loss of a good man.


April 3, 2015 - Posted by | Opinion | , , ,


  1. Sincere condolences to the Hall family dreadful loss.Regards Anne &Ahmed Chohan. Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2015 20:27:33 +0000 To: ahcho@blueyonder.co.uk

    Comment by anne chohan | April 6, 2015 | Reply

  2. […] think the best tribute to Colin, must come from his fellow ward Cllr,  Jayne McCoy in her blog […]

    Pingback by Councillor Colin Hall | April 8, 2015 | Reply

  3. […] on the Sutton Liberal Democrats website, and also on the blogs of Councillor Mary Burstow and Councillor Jayne McCoy. Tributes given by Councillor Ruth Dombey and Councillor Tim Crowley can be read at Sutton […]

    Pingback by And then there were ten! | Get Sutton Cycling | April 25, 2015 | Reply

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