Peter Heaney, the cornerstone of the Esher Residents’ Association, was awarded the Association’s Silver Salver at a special dinner in his honour on Thursday November 14.

The dinner was first held on the occasion of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and marks the presentation of a salver to a resident who has given outstanding service to the community.

Peter Heaney speaks at the Silver Salver Award dinner

The ERA Chairman, Paul Fielding, spoke of Peter’s energetic and diligent work on behalf of Esher residents, both as a councillor and as an ERA committee member. 

Michael Andrews, who, with his wife Christine, founded the ERA 43 years ago gave a special address in Peter’s honour.

Letters of congratulations spoke of how effective he has been at working with Council staff and presenting the case in Planning meetings, convincing other Councillors to side with him.  

Aside from being a councillor for 10 years, Peter has been a parent governor of Esher Church School, a Trustee of Lower Green Community Centre and of King George’s Hall, a church warden Christ Church 6 years, volunteer driver for CARE and a member of the Trustee board of the Citizens Advice Bureau.