Sad News

Councillor Chris Blanchard-Cooper 2018

It is with heartfelt sadness we must share the news that much-loved Town and District Councillor Chris Blanchard-Cooper passed away on Thursday 30 April. It came as a shock.

Chris was much loved and respected by all that had the pleasure to know him. Chris lived in the Town all his life and had strong connections to many areas that filled his life with joy. Especially his love and life-long passion of theatre, our very own Windmill Theatre community was extremely lucky to have someone so dedicated to his many roles for over 30 years. Not to mention his heavy involvement with the Bonfire Society, Carnival Celebrations, Littlehampton Concert Band and the Friends of Mewsbrook Park Committee. Chris loved Littlehampton and it showed, he stood as Town Councillor in 2017 and District in 2019 – winning both seats and he could not be prouder.

Always wanting and fighting to better Littlehampton, he was a true advocate and gentleman. Chris will be greatly missed, and I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say this. My sincere condolences and thoughts are with his devoted husband Billy, his mother Maureen and their family and friends. A life taken far too soon. We will miss you Chris.

Councillor Tracey Baker

Littlehampton Town Mayor