TRIBUTES have been paid to a 'loyal' member of the Wellington community who has passed away.

Wellington town councillors observed a minute silence at its meeting on Monday evening in memory of Terry Milton who has sadly died.

Mr Milton was regularly seen at town events with a camera as he submerged himself into the community.

Mayor of Wellington, Janet Lloyd, led the tributes to Terry, who also previously served on the town council for four years.

She said: "Terry was a larger than life character who did a great deal for the town.

"He was a town councillor for four years, and always taking videos and photos of town events.

"He would help set up Christmas trees, lights and flower beds.

"He even won the Taunton Deane Citizen Award once.

"We will all miss him."

Cllr John Thorne said Mr Milton was a friend of his, but their sense of humour never meshed together.

He said: "Terry was a character.

"There's not an organisation in the town he hasn't helped.

"I was very saddened to hear of his death. He was a friend and he helped me enormously.

"He never really understood my sense of humour, but I think you can understand when I say Terry was to Wellington what Compo was to Summer Wine."

Cllr Andy Govier joined in with the tributes, and echoed how much of an asset he was to the community.

He said: "Terry was a loyal member of the volunteer community and served loyally on the town council.

"He will be greatly missed.

"It will be strange going to town events when he won't be there." Isobel Ward, from Churches Together, also spoke of her fondness of Mr Milton.

She said: "We are going to miss him so much.

"We hope he is resting in peace and we pray for him."