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Published 4th Mar 2011

Brian Robinson

The Mayor of Middlesbrough Ray Mallon has paid tribute to a pillar of the Middlesbrough community who has died aged 66.

Brian Robinson worked tirelessly for the good of his local community and was Middlesbrough’s Citizen of the Year in 2010.

The reward reflected his enormous contribution to the life of the town.

Brian spent most of his working life as a transport manager for the Royal Mail, but devoted much of his spare time to helping local groups and organisations in his Beechwood community.

Diagnosed with cancer shortly before his retirement at the age of 60, Brian continued to make an active contribution to local life and did not let ill health keep him from an astonishing list of activities.

Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon said: “Brian really cared about his local area and Middlesbrough as a whole and had a particular passion for young people and their education.

“He was dedicated and committed to the community and he changed countless lives for the good.

“I know that up until a week before his death he was still engaged in community issues from his hospital bed.

“He was a good friend to me and to all of us and we will miss him greatly.”

Some of his activities included:

 

  • Chairman of Beechwood Community Council
  • Beechwood Youth and Community Centre committee member
  • Local Magistrate
  • Chair of Family, Youth and Adult Court User Group
  • Member of the Stronger Communities Action Group
  • Member of the Financial Inclusion Group
  • Governor at Beech Grove Primary School
  • Residents On Patrol volunteer
  • Lay member of Erimus Housing forum

Useful links

Evening Gazette: Citizen of year gong for community stalwart Brian Robinson

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