SYMPATHIES AND tributes have been paid following the death of Honorary Alderman of the Borough and former Mayor Jack Armitage.
Cllr Armitage was the borough’s first citizen in the Mayoral year of 1975-76.
He served as a councillor from 1954 until 1995 and was awarded the title of Honorary Alderman in 1996 in recognition of his lengthy service to the council.
Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman, Mayor of Oldham Council, said: “The council is saddened by the death of Mr Armitage and our deepest sympathies are expressed to his family and friends.
“He served the people of Oldham for more than 40 years and he was also a well-respected magistrate within the town.”
A book of condolence will be placed in the Civic Centre reception and an online version will also be available at www.oldham.gov.uk so people can pay their respects.
The Borough flag at the Civic Centre will fly at half-mast on the day of the funeral.