Tributes have flooded in for a much-loved campaigner from Cirencester.

Oliver ‘Olli’ Stevenson passed away on September 5 at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, just days after developing a blood clot. He was only 38.

Olli who was partially sighted after he developed a brain tumour in 2005, could be seen regularly in town with his guide dog Yorkie.

Over the past 10 years, Olli has lead the way for disabled and blind people in Cirencester.

In 2011, he became the face of a new scheme to stop motorists parking on pavements and dropped kerbs, following a number of falls by partially sighted, blind and disabled people caused by illegal parking.

Olli embarked on new role as the town’s social reporter for the Barnwood Trust in 2016, sniffing out news with Yorkie.

Amongst his work at the trust, he wrote a guide dog etiquette guide and reported on events in Cirencester such as a guide dog fundraiser and Macmillan coffee mornings.

And in 2017, Olli joined several blind campaigners and Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown as they delivered a petition against shared spaces to then Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street.

Oliver also taught at the Cotswold International Language School and at Cotswold Volunteers, helping with the recruitment of volunteers.

After his dad Alan died two years ago, Olli completed a skydive to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association charity.

Olli had many friends including some of the homeless people in the town who he would always talk to and support.

Friends said he was a well-known and well-liked person who could be seen most days of the week in the centre of Cirencester.

A funeral procession will take place on Tuesday in Cirencester followed by a private funeral. The procession has been organised by the Barnwood Trust, who Olli worked for, and Cirencester Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (GDBA).

Starting from Olli’s flat in Stepstairs Lane at 11am, it will proceed through to the Market Place where there will be a Guard of Honour from Cirencester GDBA.

It will be attended by many guide dog owners, friends, his mum Jackie Elleson, brother Nick, sister Faye and other family members.

People are welcome to join the procession as it passes through the town.