Wrexham Council has paid tribute to former councillor and Welsh Language Commissioner Aled Roberts, who has sadly passed away at the age of 59.
Brought up in Rhosllanerchrugog, Mr Roberts represented Rhos and Ponciau from 1991 to 2012, and was also Mayor of Wrexham from 2003 to 2004.
He became Leader of Wrexham Council in 2005 and went on to serve as a Welsh Government Assembly Member from 2011 to 2016.
In 2019 he became Welsh Language Commissioner – helping to protect and promote the language across the whole of Wales.
Passionate about Wrexham and Wales
In a joint statement, the Mayor of Wrexham Ronnie Prince, current Leader of the Council Mark Pritchard, and Chief Executive Ian Bancroft said:
“On behalf of the whole of Wrexham Council, we would like to extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Aled’s family.
“He was a much-loved father and husband, and a wonderful public servant who did so much for Wrexham and Wales.
“Aled will always be remembered here at the council as a kind and warm person with a lovely sense of humour. He was always professional, thoughtful and intelligent, and was hugely respected by everyone he worked with.
“He was also incredibly passionate about Wrexham and Wales, and was a tremendous ambassador for the Welsh language.
“He was a wonderful person, and his former colleagues here at the council – both councillors and employees – will miss him very much. We will always remember him.”
The flags outside the Guildhall will be flown at half-mast.