It is with the greatest sadness that we report that the Chatterbus CIO trustee and Cobham community stalwart David Bellchamber passed away on 29th July. He had been ill for some time and in recent months he had been in and out of hospital a number of times. In addition to his existing problems, very recently, he was diagnosed with Covid.

There was no one more committed to the community than David. His was the life of constant public service; he was very clever and always a wise counsel to so many. He quietly got on with everything and no matter how complex the issue he never let anyone down despite his phenomenal workload. He will be so sorely missed by so many people and so many organisations. David was total goodness and there was not a grain of malice in him – always concerned for others. But at least he lived to see a Liberal Democrat councillor in Cobham. He leaves a massive chasm in the whole of Elmbridge as he was involved in so many different things.  Cobham will not be the same place without him.

Our thoughts are very much with his wife  Sue and their family and we send our deepest condolences