I was very sorry to hear of the death of Councillor David Holtby today. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr Holtby’s family and friends at this very difficult time.
On the numerous occasions I bumped into David Holtby he was always very polite and jovial.
He had quite a difficult task ahead of him when he took over as Conservative agent locally. But he obviously did a very good job of it.
He made a very large contribution to West Berkshire life, and I particularly remember his very strong and enthusiastic support for the armed services.