TRIBUTE has been paid to a former city councillor who recently died.

City councillors stood in silence in memory of Robert Hutchison.

The mayor, David McLean said at full Council: "He was a charming man, always approachable, friendly and kind. He was great friend of the city or Winchester, a true gentleman."

Mr Hutchison, 76, was the founder of Winchester Action on Climate Chang. he died after a short illness.