Malcolm Peden Obituary, Death – Malcolm Peden served as mayor of Newbiggin by the Sea at one point in his career before being elected to the town council there, where he later served as a council member. The sad news of his passing has caused all of us to feel an overwhelming sense of loss.
In addition to serving our community as a Town Councillor from 2009 until 2021, Malcolm also held the position of Mayor for three distinct time periods, beginning in 2014–2015, continuing through 2017–2018, and concluding in 2018–2019. His first term as Mayor began in 2014–2015 and continued through 2017–2018.
His final term as Mayor was in 2018–2019. The duration of each of these terms was one year. He had previously served as a councillor on the Wansbeck District Council before being elected to his current position on the Town Council. Between the years 1999 and 2003, as well as between 2007 and 2009, he served on the Wansbeck District Council as a representative for the municipality of Newbiggin by the Sea.
During this period, he also served between 2007 and 2009. It was the second time he had served in this capacity. During the time that Malcolm was a Councillor for our Town, he was an extremely committed member of our community. This involvement continued even after he left office. He gave his work his complete concentration and focused all of his attention on the obligations he had been given.
After he had served on the Council for many years and then departed from that role, he maintained his commitment to the local community by becoming a volunteer at the Newbiggin by the Sea Parkrun on a consistent basis. On a regular basis, you could find him picking up trash in the Town Center and along the Promenade first thing on Friday mornings.
This activity took on throughout the week. While they are going through this difficult time together, we want his family to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers and that we are thinking about them.