A former councillor has been praised as "kind-hearted" and "hard-working" after his death.

Nic Dodin, who served as a Hornchurch Residents Association councillor for Hacton ward between 2010 and 2018, died on July 28.

He has been commended for his time in office, including work on environment and children's health committees.

Dilip Patel, Conservative councillor for Mawneys ward, said Nic made him feel very welcome when he attended his first health sub-committee.

“Not only he is a great loss to his family but our borough has lost a hard-working, kind-hearted person,” he said.

“He will be surely missed.”

Cllr Patel added that his former colleague was fond of and collected classic cars and his daughter said he ran his very own Havering Classic Car Club.

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Ray Morgon, council leader, said it was a pleasure to work with Cllr Dodin for the best part of ten years.

“I would like to send my deepest sympathies and best wishes to Nic’s family and friends at this difficult time," he said.

Havering Council said Nic also supported charities including Havering Association for People with Disabilities and Havering Police and Community Consultative Group.

The funeral will be held at 1pm on August 16 at St Andrews Church in Hornchurch.

Then the service will move to Upminster Crematorium where Cllr Dodin will be buried with his wife.

He leaves behind three daughters and granddaughters.