The sad passing of Cllr Roy Cornell

05 Oct 2021

It was with deep sadness that Horsham District Council received the news that Cllr Roy Cornell passed away on 23 September 2021.

Roy first became a Councillor on 3 May 2007 and served continuously until his death. He was Ward Member for Roffey South.

He was the Cabinet Member for Waste, Recycling & Cleansing from July 2015 to May 2017.

Roy’s funeral will be held at 2pm on Monday 11th October at Methodist Church, London Road, Horsham, followed by Interment at Roffey Cemetery. Refreshments afterwards will be from 3.30pm at Roffey Sports & Social Club and all are welcome.

Commenting upon his passing, Leader of Horsham District Council Cllr Paul Clarke said:

Roy was a kind person, always willing to help new Councillors, myself included. He was an honest man and had a good sense of humour, which was needed because of his love of football.  

He always looked out for his residents in Roffey South.  He will be sadly missed by myself and colleagues from all political sides.