READERS are saddend by the loss of a former chauffeur and servant to top local politicians who sadly passed away.

A family man who was fiercely proud of his job, William Paul West, who went by the name Paul West, originally came from Yaxley, Peterborough, but grew to love the region he called home.

Readers took to social media to pay tribute to William and remincised the good times with him.

Emma O'Sullivan said: "Very sad news, I was lucky to have worked with Paul for many years, he was one of life’s good guys.

"My thoughts are with his family. Rest in Peace Paul."

Margaret Beardsworth said: "Rest in peace Paul, fond memories of us working in Forum.

"Condolences to your lovely family."

Alice Joy said: "He was such a great grandad, he taught us so much."

Keely Fisher said: "Such sad news, fond memories of working with Paul for many years. Sending condolences to your family."

Norman Hird said: "Just a real nice guy, a true honest gent.

"Will be sadly missed, thoughts to his family and friends. So sad to lose a good guy."

Steve Derbyshire said: "He was truly a nice guy a rare person in these strange times."

Ken Williams said: "Sorry to hear of the loss of a true gentleman.

"I had the pleasure of of being chauffeured around many appointments as the Mayor of the Borough.

"His guidance, advice and experience was second to none. We had many laughs and engagements together and with his help we were able to support many worthy charities. R.I.P my friend you served the town so well."

Jane Holden said: "Sad news. Brilliant guy. Great prankster and an absolute pleasure to work with for many years. RIP Paul."

Ray Guselli sad: "Saddened by this news.

"A very genuine man who served this Borough and its Mayors so well. Sincere condolences to family."

Steve Derbyshire said: "He was truly a nice guy a rare person in these strange times."