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RIP Julian Clokie 24/12/1943 - 27/7/2020

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It is with great sadness we record the passing of Julian Clokie, former chairman, long time director and committee member of the PDPLA.  

Julian has been a fixture at PDPLA meetings for over 20 years, championing the plight of those most in need, arguing for better treatment of those on benefits and the most vulnerable and bringing his own, articulate and sometimes slightly eccentric, style to every debate. Hayling Island in particular will be worse off for the loss of a champion and carer for those at the very bottom of the tenancy ladder – for Julian, a tenant who wanted to burn down his home or jump off it was just a normal daily occurrence and he took great pride in helping them through whatever their particular crisis was and helping them toward a more normal existence.

He was chair of our Association from 2002 until 2005 and had been a key member of the management team ever since. His scientific background and his interest in molecular sciences and fluid dynamics, to name just two passions, often made discussions longer but always left those involved better informed and wiser for the experience. Many know he has been battling cancer with a cocktail of drugs for many years – whilst he survived much longer than he expected or was originally advised, sadly he lost that battle earlier this week.

Details of funeral etc will be shared when available. A great loss to the PDPLA, the local and wider community. 

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