Adrian Moore was a famous figure in the town, having been the mayor for three terms. He served as the Bridgwater mayor in 1997, 2002, and 2003. He was a Labour town and district councillor for over 25 years.
People from Bridgwater referred to him as an “active carnivalite,” and at one time, Somerset Labour hilariously said that Adrian knew the importance of carnivals to their town.
The sad news was broken by the serving mayor of Bridgwater, Mr. Heywood. Heywood confirmed his untimely death and issued his condolence message on Facebook.
In his tribute message, Heywood expressed deep sorrow and sadness following the demise of Adrian Moore. Moore had served the people of Bridgwater three times, and his death left a big blow to the people whom he served with utmost dedication.
Mr. Heywood eulogized the late Adrian as a leader who earned great respect and who was dedicated to serving the people of Bridgwater. He termed him as one who was always willing to share his advice to his fellow councillors.
Since the announcement of his demise, residents and well-wishers have shared their memories and sent their tributes to Mr. Adrian. Many eulogized him as a great guy who was always ready to help others.
Mr. Moore was a Labour party member since the 1980s, and he was elected as Eastover council member in 1991.
He later took a break and travelled overseas in 2007 until 2011. On return, he was elected as a councillor for Hemp.
He served in Bridgewater Trustees Board from 1991 until 2003 when it was renamed as the Bridgwater Town Council.
He served, alongside Tony Heywood, in the District Council as the chairperson of the committee that spearheaded environmental issues from 1996 to 1999.
Mr. Moore was later elected to serve as a council member for Bridgwater North for 4 years. During this time, he served as a member of a trade union in charge of transport and workers’ welfare.
Mr. Moore will be remembered for his good deeds in helping others. Bridgwater people will surely miss him.