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Philip Thomas, former Chief Executive and Honorary Alderman, Tony Dalrymple


We are very sad to hear of the death of former Tandridge District Council Chief Executive, Philip Thomas, who passed away on 31 October and also of Honorary Alderman, Tony Dalrymple who recently passed away.

Philip Thomas was Chief Executive of the Council between 1991 and 2003 and was our longest serving Chief Executive. Philip joined us from Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council where he was Assistant Chief Executive. He had a background in education. After his retirement, he continued to live in Limpsfield, with his wife Vivienne. The funeral will be on Tuesday 16 November, at 12 noon at St Andrew's Church, Limpsfield Chart, followed by a private cremation.

Tony Dalrymple was district councillor for the Lingfield & Crowhurst Ward between 1986 and 2007. He was Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group (and de-facto Leader of the Council) for a period in the early 1990s and was Chairman of the Council in 1995-1996. He was also Chairman of the former Policy & Finance and Planning & Environment Committees at different times and was made an Alderman in July 2007. Tony passed away on 22 October. Details about his funeral are available on this page https://tony-dalrymple.muchloved.com.

Our condolences and thoughts are with Philip and Tony’s families at this sad time.


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