‘He will be greatly missed’: Tributes to council manager from Lincoln killed in crash

Staff at Lincolnshire County Council have paid tribute to a local council manager who sadly died whilst visiting London.

Mark Welsh, Lincolnshire County Council’s flood risk and development manager, died following a collision with a lorry at Kings Cross earlier this month.

Officers were called to reports of a crash at 9.30am on Thursday, July 6 on Dukes Road.

The pedestrian, now known to be Mark Welsh, 55, from Lincoln, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tony McArdle, Chief Executive at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Mark was a well-liked member of staff.

“He was a thorough professional who made a valuable contribution to the work of this authority over many years. I know he will be missed by his colleagues, many of whom have become friends.

“This news came as a shock to us all, and we are deeply saddened by this tragic event. Our sympathies are with his family.”

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transport, said: “Mark was a great guy, and he will be greatly missed by us all. He was always there for his team, and led them through some difficult times – I know they will be particularly affected by his loss.

“He was a very charismatic and persuasive character – I often found myself agreeing with him despite initially holding the opposite opinion.

“We are all deeply saddened by this news, and our thoughts go out to his family and friends.”