Tributes have been paid to Councillor Sandra Hevican who has sadly passed away.
Councillor Hevican had been in hospital for some weeks after testing positive for Covid-19 last month (February) and becoming seriously ill.
Councillor Hevican, who was 55, was first elected in 2014 and represented the Tividale ward.
Deputy council leader Councillor Maria Crompton said: “Sandra was a hardworking councillor, and a very good friend and a dear colleague to many people.
“She was a lovely lady and so helpful to everyone. This is heartbreaking and we will all miss her so much.
“Our thoughts are with Councillor Hevican’s family, friends, colleagues and fellow councillors at this very difficult time.”
Councillor Hevican’s most recent positions within the council were Vice Chair of Planning, Member of the Ethical Standards and Member Development Committee and also a Member of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.
Councillor Hevican has sat on other various committees and panels during her terms of office. These included Vice Chair of Safer Neighbourhoods and Active Communities Scrutiny Board, the Housing, Jobs and Economy Scrutiny Board, Rowley Regis Town Improvement Board and the Children’s Services and Education Scrutiny Board.