The former mayor of Slough Cllr Mervyn Jones has died at the age of 94.

He served as a councillor from 1971 to 1983 - representing Stoke North and later Upton wards.

During his time on the council Mr Jones served on most of the committees and was the founder Mayor of the Annual Sports Awards which ran from 1980 until 2010.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years Frances, their daughter Theresa, a grandson and two great grandchildren.

Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: “I was saddened to learn of the passing of former Mayor of Slough Mervyn Jones.

“Although I didn’t know Mervyn personally, I was aware of his passion for sport and his belief in the ability of sport to transform lives which led to him being the founder Mayor of the Annual Sports Awards.

“My thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time, particularly Frances his wife of 71 years.”

The flag at St Martins Place is flying as half mast as a sign of respect.