Community pays tribute to stalwart Ros

Crowland parish councillor Ros Knight (second right), who died on Saturday, pictured during In Bloom judging.
Crowland parish councillor Ros Knight (second right), who died on Saturday, pictured during In Bloom judging.

Tributes have been paid to a stalwart of the Crowland community whose life has been described as “an inspiration”.

Ros Knight died on Saturday after a prolonged illness. She was aged 63.

In May, Mrs Knight took over the role of Crowland Parish Council chairman and was passionate about improving the town.

Her vice-chairman, David Kempton, said: “Ros was a highly regarded member of our community.

“She served on the parish council for several years, ultimately as chairman, during which time she was an inspiration to us all, being passionate about improving our town for the benefit of all.

“She had a major influence on Crowland being selected as Best Kept Small Market Town last year.

“Ros was also the driving force behind Crowland in Bloom, leading the group to a Silver Gilt award this year, plus special awards for their teamwork and construction of a community garden.

“She was a wonderful person, who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.”

Philip Jackson, chairman of Crowland Wildlife Group, said she had been a lifelong and valued member.

He said: “Ros was a willing volunteer and always came out to help with the maintenance of the wildlife pond and our events.

“She was a treasured member and will be missed.”

Mrs Knight’s funeral is to take place at Crowland Abbey on Thursday, November 14, at 2pm.