Councillor in hospital after fall at home

Coun Roger Brooks
Coun Roger Brooks
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A Garstang town councillor is recovering in Royal Preston hospital after a fall at his home.

Coun Roger Brooks, 79, is understood to have fallen from a height while doing maintenance work at his Winmarleigh home, damaging or fracturing several bones.

Coun Brooks, a former Wyre councillor and retired solicitor, is renowned as a local campaigner for ‘open government’ and transparency in public service,

Shortly before the accident the one-time high ranking soldier and keen military historian had been lobbying for Garstang to take an active part in next year’s VE and VJ commemoration