We are all deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs Josie Pemberton on Monday 22 July 2013.
Josie was a Conservative councillor from 2000 to 2011 for the ward of Backbury and was a wonderful asset to both the council and her constituents. She was incredibly kind with a fantastic sense of humour and was truly passionate about making a difference in her local community.
Josie was a former head teacher before becoming a councillor and her retirement from the council in 2011 had a profound effect on her fellow councillors.
She was a truly remarkable lady who will be missed by all at Herefordshire Council and our thoughts and condolences are with her family at this time.
Councillor Tony Johnson
Leader of Herefordshire Council