Long standing Tamworth resident and former Borough councillor Alan “Chippy” Lees BEM passed away yesterday, Monday 23rd February 2015.
Chippy Lees, as everyone who knew him, has been a part of Tamworth for many many years, as a judo specialist, a martial arts tutor and more recently a resident who represented his part of Tamworth on Tamworth Borough Council.
Chippy was one of a kind who preferred to eat jam doughnuts, custard tarts, Eccles cakes, chips and jelly babies to, as Chippy put it so well, the so-called healthier options. Chippy also liked to put his views across in his many letters to the local press that were always printed, not worrying what anybody said or thought.
Chippy was proud to live in Tamworth and represent his neighbours and friends on Tamworth Borough Council and he will be sorely missed.