Tributes have been paid to a lifelong member of the Stanmore Society who passed away this month.
Tony Raymond, who was 84, died on April 6 following an illness, and his funeral took place three days later at Edgwarebury Cemetery, which was very well-attended.
Councillor Marilyn Ashton, who represents Stanmore Park and who is on the executive committee of the Stanmore Society, said Tony made a real difference to Stanmore.
She said: “I knew Tony for a long time, since becoming councillor. Everyone knew he was the founder of the Stanmore Society and developed it. He was a real stalwart in the Stanmore community.
“Tony was very community spirited and just a wonderful person. He had such a passion for wanting to make Stanmore a better place.
“For a while, Tony had been pushing for disabled access at Stanmore Station but sadly wasn’t able to achieve it.
“He worked tirelessly and involved with other organisations. He was chairman of the Safer Neighbourhood Team and was heavily involved with the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
“Tony will be greatly missed. Everyone knew him, he was very well respected and he has left a wonderful legacy. I am very proud to have known him.”