Bolnore recreation ground named in memory of Tim Farmer

Tim Farmer's family with Cllr Rawlinson, Cllr Jeffers, Cllr Pru Moore and Alastair McPherson from the Bolnore Village Residents Association. SUS-151003-130515001
Tim Farmer's family with Cllr Rawlinson, Cllr Jeffers, Cllr Pru Moore and Alastair McPherson from the Bolnore Village Residents Association. SUS-151003-130515001

A recreation ground has been named after a former district councillor with a ‘real legacy’.

Tim Farmer, who lived in Bolnore, died at the age of 43 in August last year after a year-long battle with cancer.

The Bolnore village recreation ground has been named the Tim Farmer Recreation Ground in his memory.

Tim’s wife Karen Farmer said: “We are incredibly proud of all that Tim achieved for his local and wider community. He was devoted, passionate and determined to make a difference.

His positive attitude was inspiring and we are thrilled and honoured that the home Tim loved will have a lasting tribute.”

A spokesman for Mid Sussex District Council said: “Councillor Tim Farmer left a real legacy to the local community and this honour is a mark of respect for the contribution he made to the neighbourhood and Mid Sussex as a whole.

We are incredibly proud of all that Tim achieved for his local and wider community.

Karen Farmer

“Tim was a popular and hardworking councillor and his death was a huge loss to his family, friends, colleagues and the local community, who remember his positivity, optimism and great sense of humour.”

Tim helped establish Bolnore Village Primary School, serving on the first governing body.

He was also a founding member of the Bolnore Village Community Partnership, a charitable organisation set up to run the new Woodside community hall and sports pavilion.

Karen Farmer is raising money in memory of Tim for Cancer Research, specifically for cancer research trials which gave Tim and Karen a positive focus when times were tough.

This summer Karen will be completing the Cancer Research 5K Muddy Run in Brighton http://www.justgiving.com/Karen-Farmer1