We were sad to learn of the death of Councillor Anthony Trollope-Bellew yesterday. Mr Trollope-Bellew represented the district council ward of South Quantock for Somerset West & Taunton Council. He had previously been the Leader of West Somerset Council. He led the council into the merger with Taunton Deane District Council.
David Fothergill, Conservative Leader at Somerset County Council told us “I was shocked to learn of the untimely death of Anthony in apparent tragic circumstances. Anthony was larger than life character who cared passionately about West Somerset, the Quantocks and doing the right ‘thing’. As Leader of West Somerset DC and a Cabinet Member at Somerset County Council Anthony was immensely liked and respected by colleagues and officers. My thoughts are with his wife Annabelle, their family and friends at this very sad time.“