TRIBUTES have been paid following the sad passing of well-known former Montgomery mayor Jill Kibble, who died on Sunday.

Montgomery Wales took to social media to pay tribute to the former councillor.

"We were saddened to hear of Councillor Jill Kibble's passing on Sunday, November 19. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time. Rest in peace."

The news was also met with a tribute from organisers of the Montgomery Play Park scheme, of which she had been a part.

A spokesperson said: "The team at Friends of Montgomery Play Park feel so privileged to have had Jill Kibble on our team for the last few years.


"Jill really was the driving force behind the new play park project. Her determination and commitment have been instrumental in getting to the stage we are at now.

"Jill, with her enthusiasm and energy, will be greatly missed by us all, and we send our condolences to Brett and family. What an inspirational lady."

Meanwhile Magyar Cymru, an organisation which promotes relations between Hungary and Wales also posted its condolences.

A spokesperson said: "Jill was a remarkable, truly inspirational woman who left an indelible mark on the growing friendship between Wales and Hungary – one that extends far beyond the River Severn.

"Over the years, she poured countless hours into preserving the memory of Hungarian poet János Arany and The Bards of Wales in Montgomery. She was the driving force behind last year's unforgettable Montgomery Hungarian Day, which brought together hundreds from across Wales and Hungary to celebrate our shared cultural ties.

"As we extend our deepest condolences to Jill's family and the wonderful people of Montgomery, we reflect on her immeasurable contributions to the Magyar Cymru initiative and our shared cultural heritage.

"Her absence leaves a void that will be keenly felt by us all."