Midhurst bids farewell to council stalwart

Midhurst Town Council has thanked a former councillor who has stood down after nearly 14 years of service.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:13 pm

Councillor Steve Morley was elected on to the Midhurst Town Council in May 2007 and has worked on a wide range of projects, including the August bank holiday Carnival Parade,

Midhurst street parties and highway reviews, spanning parking issues, congestion, air quality monitoring and the Community Speed Watch initiative.

Cllr Morley was elected onto the Midhurst Town Council in May 2007 and since then has served on all committees, most notably chairing the finance committee and also served as vice chairman of the town council in civic year 2019-2020.

Steve Morley (left) outside Comestibles with cllr Gordon Mcara

He was instrumental in getting coach bays at the North Street bus terminus and spearheaded a campaign to make Midhurst free of plastic bags, giving free ‘bags for life’ to residents long before the Government initiative.

Cllr Morley has been the town council representative for the Pendean Sand Quarry review and the previous and current Midhurst Vision projects.

Carol Lintott, chairman of Midhurst Town Council, said: “Steve has worked tirelessly for Midhurst in freely giving his time as a town councillor, working on many projects since joining the council in 2007 and in particular his persistency with the enduring issues of all things highways, from parking issues and pinch points in the town, to getting the air quality on Rumbolds Hill monitored, Steve has campaigned to the relevant authorities for an overarching plan to ease congestion through the town using various measures and this work continues.

“Always volunteering for marshalling duties, litter picking, painting at The Old Library, photographer par excellence and generally pitching in for many a task over the years.

“He and his experience will be very much missed.”

Cllr Morley’s resignation leaves a vacancy for a councillor on the Midhurst Town Council.