Ivor JonesThe council is deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of former councillor Ivor Jones, who has played a significant role in representing the interests of the Stone Parish community since the mid-1950’s.

Ivor was elected to Stone Parish Council in 1955 and served a record 56 years before retiring in 2011.

He also represented Stone on the Dartford District Council, including as Leader from 1974 to 1982, and was appointed by the Queen as a Deputy Lieutenant for Kent.

Ivor and his wife Dulcie were Mayor and Mayoress of Dartford on two occasions. Dulcie also served as a Stone parish councillor for over 40 years. Dulcie Close at Horns Cross is named in reflection of her service.

Many local residents will know Ivor from his time as a teacher at Stone C of E School. He was also a longstanding member of the Stone Cricket Club.

The council and staff send deepest sympathies to Ivor and Dulcie’s daughters, grandchildren and extended family.