Tributes have been paid to the former manager of Fet Lor youth club, Jim Fisher, who died yesterday.
Jim, 86, was the manager of the popular youth club for around thirty years when he retired.
He ran the club with his wife, Mary, and their team of part time youth workers.
Thousands of local people will no doubt have came across Jim over the years.
He was well known for being a ‘no-nonsense’ type of a guy and it was very much his way or the highway.
Jim lived opposite the club and he would often spend many hours over his work time working away on things to ensure the club offered young people the best opportunities.
Fet Lor board member, Andrew Barrie, said “This is such sad news. I got involved in FetLor towards the end of Jim’s leadership.
“I don’t know how the club could have survived – never mind thrive – without the Jim and Mary double act.
“Jim always said it straight – even if it was painful to hear – because he cared totally about the kids.
“The club and its members, past and present, are hugely grateful for the service and dedication Jim gave.
“His integrity, care and passion will live on in the thousands of young people he helped.”
Other former members of the club have been paying on their on tributes to Jim on social media.