Tragedy strikes parish council

Tragedy strikes parish council

Tributes have been paid to a community leader who died in a road traffic collision on the A303 last week.

Diane Atkins, 73, of Salisbury, was killed in the collision at 2.10pm on Tuesday, July 4, at Woodbine Hill.

Her family tribute:
“Diane was a Salisbury girl born and bred. She attended South Wilts Grammar School and returned as a parent governor and finally chair of governors. She was a governor there for a total of 25 years.

“She returned from working for the BBC in London in her early 30s to take over the running of Johnson’s fish stall on Salisbury market from her parents and grandfather before them, and was well-liked by her customers and traders. Diane was also chair of Swallowcliffe Parish Council and had many friends in the village, where she had lived for the last 36 years.
“Diane’s many friends and colleagues will have happy memories and stories to tell, and she was a valued asset in all her undertakings.
“But most of all she was a wife, a mother and a grandma.”

The police added: “Our thoughts are with Diane’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

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