Lincoln community centre to be named in memory of long-standing councillor

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A community centre is in line to be renamed as a tribute to a former Mayor of Lincoln and Bracebridge ward councillor.

For more than two decades Bud Robinson sat on the council for his ward, and the City of Lincoln Council hope renaming the Bracebridge Community Centre will reflect his hard work and honour the positive impact he had during this time.

The council’s executive will consider renaming the centre the Bud Robinson Community Centre at its meeting on Monday, August 24.

Described as a ‘champion of the people’, Bud served as a councillor for more than 25 years before retiring due to ill health in May 2011. He sadly passed away in January 2012 aged 76.

Since first being elected to the city council in 1986, Bud held many roles:

  • Representative of Bracebridge ward for 21 years (1986-2007)
  • Representative of Park ward for his final four years in office (2007-2011)
  • Lincolnshire County Councillor from 1989 – 1993 and 2001 – 2009
  • Mayor of Lincoln from 1998 – 1999
  • Housing Committee Chair
  • Portfolio Holder for Housing

Councillor Bill Bilton, ward member for Bracebridge, said: “I’m very happy to see that Cllr Bud Robinson has been recognised as the main instigator of getting Bracebridge Community Centre built – a building of immense local necessity and one that is frequently used by many people of all ages.

“I was also pleased to be able to count him as a friend on a personal level, and I aspire to be as effective a councillor for Bracebridge as he was.”