FORMER local councillor Frank Armitage, known for his tireless work in the Huddersfield community, has died aged 84.
Mr Armitage was a well-known figure in local government.
He wanted to make a big difference to local life and committed his life to giving something back to the Huddersfield community.
At the peak of his local government career, he represented the Dalton ward as a Conservative member on the old Huddersfield Borough Council from 1969 to 1972.
During this time he spearheaded many notable campaigns.
They were targeted at making essential improvements within his ward.
The changes he fought for included the clean-up of Nab Hill and an improvement to the traffic flow in Wakefield Road.
Mr Armitage, a keen conservationist, stressed the need to improve to the appearance of parks and gardens in Huddersfield.
He trained as a chartered engineer and served with the Royal Engineers for five years from 1942 to 1947, reaching the rank of sergeant.
He served as vice-chairman of the Huddersfield East Conservative Association and was a member of the Greenside and Waterloo Conservative branch.
He was also a governor at Rawthorpe High School.
He was an active member of the National Society for Clean Air and had a background in environmental health and safety.
He was also chairman of the local board of the RSPCA.
He and his wife Elaine rescued dogs and also took part in a pony show at Greenhead Park.
Mr Armitage was also a Huddersfield magistrate for many years.
He was known for being meticulous in his job and rarely missed a court appearance.
He was a sports fan with a passion for rugby and cricket. He played for Dalton cricket team.
Mr Armitage lived with Elaine, 78, in Almondbury.
They have two sons, Alex, 46, who lives in Beaumont Park, and Marcus, 45, who lives in Almondbury.