Village News

22nd Apr 2017 Last updated at 15:51

Peter Morley 1946 – 2017

Peter Morley, who worked so hard for Chipstead, has died aged 70 on 13th April, at the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.  He had been suffering from motor neurone disease.

Peter was a delightful man of great wit and charm. He has been a stalwart of the Village for many years and has committed an enormous amount of time helping to make Chipstead the wonderful place it is. He was talented, practical and liked by all who got to know him. Peter’s dedication and long hours of hard work quickly built up a feeling of great respect and admiration in Chipstead.

Peter joined the CRA committee in 2002 and served very effectively as Chairman from 2005 to 2012. One of Peter’s early tasks was to re-organise the committee and allocate specific tasks to members. This transformed the CRA into a much more effective organisation. He also created a much closer working relationship between the CRA and the CVPS.

During his tenure as Chairman Peter initiated the development of the Chipstead website in conjunction with the CVPS. To improve communication with the Village, the CRA newsletters were launched which have proven so popular with residents.

In 2014 Peter got together a group of residents to create Cherish Chipstead, an organisation dedicated to improving and maintaining the attractive appearance of the Village. Peter also became a Trustee of the CVPS in 2013 and for many years served a treasurer on the Friends of St. Margaret’s committee.

Peter was always so passionate about Chipstead. The tragedy of his untimely death is that he had so much more to give. He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends and the Village as a whole.