Tributes have been paid to a community champion and former president of Chalfont St Peter (CSP) Chamber of Commerce, who sadly passed away.
Alex Trillo was described as a “pillar of the community” after almost a 50 year association with the village where he did so much.
He arrived to CSP in 1973 where he owned and ran a successful barber shop which was at the heart of the community for many years before he became a part of the chamber of commerce.
As an active member Alex became involved in many of the chamber’s fundraising activities.
His commitment and competence garnered the respect and recognition of his peers, leading him to become a member of the committee and eventually president in 1987.
During his tenure he would later play a vital role in many significant moments for the village.
Paying tribute to Alex, his son, Santi, posted an emotional message on the current CSP chamber of commerce’s Facebook page.
He said: “Alex’s commitment and energy made him a pillar of the community recognised and respected by all.
“Always his focus was on serving the community and the village.
“Whether it was preserving the clock by the common as a local landmark, clearing and replanting the banking from the (now) Co-Op all the way up Market Place to just past the vale, bringing free parking to the village to encourage people to shop locally, or even fighting to ensure that despite its growth, CSP would maintain its status as village.”
Residents from across CSP also paid tribute to Alex on the chamber of commerce’s Facebook page.
One resident said: “He was a huge part of growing up in the village and a truly lovely man” while another summed up the sentiment of many “Alex was such a lovely man and so supportive of everyone around him”.