The Parish flag is at half mast at the St Helier Town Hall today as a mark of respect for Deputy Richard Rondel who died yesterday.
Mr Rondel was first elected to represent District No. 3&4 on 19th October 2011, and he was re-elected twice. On his third election on 16th May this year he topped the poll.
Deputy Rondel was an enthusiastic supporter of the Parish and was responsible for the creation of the Fête de St Hélier in 2013. He was also an active member of the St Helier – Funchal twinning committee and of the Portuguese community in Jersey. He was tireless in his efforts to find solutions for problems affecting the daily lives of his constituents, and he was active on their behalf until the final days of his illness.
One of the Deputy’s final official functions was to open a studio for local artists provided by Dandara in their development at Westmount, to be known as the Richard Rondel Arts Studio.
The Parish of St Helier expresses its sincere condolences to Deputy Rondel’s family.