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Honorary Alderman Stan Banting MBE passed away on Sunday 22nd July.

Mr Banting was formerly Accounts Co-ordinator at Rover, chair of governors at Bournville College and a long-standing Labour councillor for Longbridge.

He was awarded an MBE in 1995 for services to education and received an honorary doctorate from BCU Birmingham Institute of Art & Design in 1998 for: “Significant contribution to education and to the community of Birmingham and the West Midlands.”

Stan’s funeral will be held on Wednesday 1st August, at Our Lady of the Perpetual Succour, Leach Heath Lane, Rednal at 9.30am, and then at Lodge Hill Cemetery and Crematorium in Selly Oak.

Stan worked hard for the benefit of the local community and B31 Voices extends condolences to his family.

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