Tributes have been paid to a long-serving councillor and school governor who has died aged 90.

Frank Alexander served on Lyndhurst Parish Council for 41 years and was also a governor at Bartley School for 25 years.

He also helped set up the Lyndhurst Twinning Association, chaired the youth club management committee for several years, led the Lyndhurst Scout Group council, and helped organise many village events.

Mr Alexander, who was born in London in 1933, met his future wife Sylvia when they both went to the same college.

He nurtured an ambition to join the army but joined the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) and became a chartered engineer.

Mr Alexander completed his National Service by joining the Royal Mail Line, working on passenger and cargo ships across the globe.

Following his marriage he went back to sea, completing a six-month trip to the Caribbean and Argentina, returning to the CEGB and working at the recently opened Marchwood power station.

The family initially lived at Dibden before settling in Lyndhurst, where Mr Alexander had spent childhood holidays.

His wife died in 2012 but he was able to remain at home until shortly before his death.

Those wishing to donate in his memory are asked to give the money to Oakhaven Hospice at Lymington.