Council to commemorate the life of Jack Charlton
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Following the sad loss of sporting legend Jack Charlton, the council plans to honour his memory in his home town of Ashington.
Leader of Northumberland County Council, Peter Jackson, has said today that they wish to commemorate the life of Northumberland’s local hero.
Cllr Jackson says: “Jack was a true gentleman and one of the all-time footballing greats, and his amazing talent was an inspiration to so many.
“He has been one of the greatest sportsmen to ever come out of the county of Northumberland, and I know that he is held in particular affection in the hearts of the whole community of Ashington.
“We are very keen to commemorate the incredible contribution Jack made to the town he loved, and we will work with the Charlton family to agree a fitting tribute in which to honour Jack’s memory.”
Further details will be announced when discussions have taken place at an appropriate time.
The Northumberland flag will be flying at half mast at County Hall as a mark of respect.
“On behalf of everyone at the Council, we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Charlton family at this sad time.”