FORMER Salisbury Mayor Gloria Tudhope has passed away at the age of 95, it has been confirmed.

Mrs Tudhope served on Salisbury City Council from 2009 to 2013, was a Salisbury City Charter Trustee and Salisbury District Councillor.

Mrs Tudhope was the Mayor of the City of Salisbury 1991-1992.

The City Council councillors and staff have expressed their condolences to her family and friends.

Mrs Tudhope has three children, one of whom, a daughter, survives her.

She has eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Mrs Tudhope herself was one of 12 children; 10 daughters and two sons. She is survived by five of her sisters and a brother.

During her year as Mayor, Mrs Tudhope’s mayoral charity was the Jo Benson Day Centre. Her fund raising campaign raised enough funds for an extension to be built at the centre which resulted in the facilities being improved.

The Mayor of the City of Salisbury, Cllr John Walsh said: “Mrs Tudhope was born in the Woodford Valley but grew up in Macklin Road. She was, I believe, one of the oldest councillors to be elected, which is statement to her energy and willingness to be part of her community. I extend my deepest sympathies to her family.”

The City Flag will be flown at half-mast on the Guildhall until sunset on the day of the funeral (Monday August 10) as a mark of respect.