John Mallinson, Leader of the Opposition on Carlisle City Council is among those paying tribute to Dr Joe Hendry. He spoke to ITV News and said he was a friend as well as colleague.
The Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, has paid tribute to Dr Joe Hendry.
– Ed Miliband, Leader, Labour Party
"I am deeply saddened by the death of Joe Hendry. I met Joe on several occasions and his passion and commitment to Carlisle and Cumbria always shone through.
"I know he was incredibly proud of the city he called his home and ambitious for its future.
"His love of the Labour Party was equally strong. He led Labour out of opposition after 13 years and since becoming Leader of the Council has worked hard to keep the promises he made to local people.
"His loss will be felt across the whole community. My thoughts are with Monica and his two sons at this sad time."
The Carlisle City flag is flying at half mast outside of the Civic Centre in memory of Councillor Joe Hendry.
Tributes have been coming in for the leader of Carlisle City Council who died aged 67.
The Deputy Leader of Carlisle City Council, Colin Glover, said:
"Everyone is in shock. I saw him on Wednesday and he appeared to be getting better."
John Mallinson, Leader of the Opposition, said:
"We may have been in different parties and had different opinions but we worked together verywell and I regarded him as my friend."
Councillors have paid tribute to Carlisle City Council Leader Joe Hendry, who died yesterday afternoon (30th May).
The 67-year-old was receiving care at Cumberland Infirmary following a heart attack last Friday (24th May).
– Jason Gooding, Chief Executive, Carlisle City Council, said:
"The news came as a great shock to us all as he appeared to be recovering well and was in good spirits.
"He will be greatly missed. Although Joe's council leadership was for a relatively short period, he had a great impact on the council and had a strong vision for the development of Carlisle into the future.
"He took great pride in our city, especially its history and heritage."
“Joe was immensely proud of his adopted City of Carlisle and his ambition for the future of the city was clear for everyone to see.
"He was particularly interested in creating opportunities for young people and giving them the best possible start in life.
“I saw Joe in hospital on Wednesday evening and he was bright and cheerful and seemed to be doing really well. The news has come as a huge shock to us and he will be greatly missed.
– Councillor Colin Glover, Deputy Leader, Carlisle City Council
“Joe was first elected in 2003 and over the past 10 years he has earned the respect of a wide range of people.
"He kept a large pledge card in his office as a reminder to us all of the promises that had been made to the people of Carlisle.
"The finest tribute that we can pay to Joe is to make sure that those pledges are kept and his vision for the city is delivered. Our thoughts are with his wife Monica and the family at this sad time.”
The Leader of Carlisle City Council, Joe Hendry, has died aged 67.
Mr Hendry died yesterday afternoon (30th May) following a short illness.
Mr Hendry was first elected as Carlisle City Counsellor for the Yewdale ward in 2003.
He then became Labour Group Leader in 2011 and Leader of the council from 2012.
Carlisle City Council has launched a public consultation being heralded as the chance for local people to have their say about the future of the city and the surrounding area.
The so called Carlisle Plan aims to improve everything from business opportunities to arts and leisure facilities.
But the council admit that financially, times are difficult, and expectations need to be realistic. There's also harsh criticism that people in outlying towns are being left out. This is John Bevir's full report.
The leader of Carlisle City Council is beginning a five day roadshow, which will allow local residents to express their opinion on draft plans for Carlisle's future.
Councillor Joe Hendry is staging a series of 'Listening Council' sessions across the city, where he will meet the public and discuss various plans for the area.
Residents can speak to Councillor Hendry at the following places:
- 12th March- Longtown Community Centre, 1.30pm-3pm
- 13th March- Harraby Community Centre, 10am-11.30am
- 14th March- Newtown Primary School, 1.30pm- 3pm
- 15th March- Yewdale Community Centre, 10am-11.30am
- 16th March- Carlisle Library, 10am-11.30am
– Councillor Joe Hendry, Leader, Carlisle City Council
"We want to promote Carlisle as a prosperous city, one in which we can all be proud.
"Our city has a lot to offer and we want to build on the success of work currently underway, including the improvements to the Old Town Hall, making Carlisle cleaner and business support initiatives.
"I want to hear direct from residents what they think of our draft plans for Carlisle. Please come and join me at one our Listening Council events."
A group of retailers have been angered over Carlisle City Council's proposed plans to scrap CCTV in shops from 2014.
Reay Howie, a regional official with the city's branch of 'Retailers Against Crime', says that small shops which cannot afford to pay security guards will suffer most.
The Mayor of Carlisle and the Leader of Carlisle City Council are sending New Year messages to Carlisle's residents, businesses and visitors:
– Councillor David Wilson, Mayor of Carlisle
"As the Mayor of Carlisle, may I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year.
“Although the festive season is for many a joyful time of year, for those who are by themselves over Christmas and New Year, it can be very lonely.
"I would urge communities to think of their neighbours and come together to support each other.
“I wish everyone well for 2013 and I hope that we see our city grow and prosper.”
– Councillor Joe Hendry, Leader of Carlisle City Council
“Carlisle seems to be holding its own, during these challenging times and I would urge everyone in the city to continue to work together in what may be a very difficult year in 2013.
"I am particularly concerned for our youngsters. We need to create more apprenticeships and the happiest Christmas we could give our young people is the prospect of a job in 2013.”
Residents across Carlisle are being encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle more in 2013.
Carlisle City Council are hoping people will be inspired to make 2013 a 'green' year.
They have issued guidelines to help residents:
- If you have a Greenbox you can recycle the following items at the kerbside or at a local recycling point: wrapping paper; Christmas cards; clean and empty glass bottles & jars and clean and empty drinks & food cans and empty aerosol cans.
- You can recycle your real Christmas trees using your Garden Waste **bin
- In the New Year, to help speed up your garden waste collections please do not place your garden waste bin out for collection unless it is at least half full.
- If you have Greenbags you can recycle the following items from the kerbside or from recycling points: cardboard food and packaging boxes; hard plastic packaging; plastic bottles and food tubs
- Please put plastics in one bag and cardboard in the other as we cannot recycle mixed bags.