Her­ald: A voice for the peo­ple

Egham News - - COMMUNITY -

Name: Mal­colm Love­day. Age: 68. Lives: Chert­sey for 44 years, Staines be­fore that. Oc­cu­pa­tion: Semi-re­tired re­search sci­en­tist

Com­mu­nity work: Tower cap­tain at St Peter’s Church for many years;

Has turned the han­dle on the clock more than half a mil­lion times;

Has been in­volved with the Chert­sey So­ci­ety for more than 30 years and the Chert­sey Com­bined char­ity as a trustee;

He is also the bells ad­vi­sor for the Guild­ford dio­cese;

His wife, Sue, is as­so­ciate vicar at St Paul’s in Egham Hythe and was leader of the 5th Chert­sey Guides;

Big­gest achieve­ment: The Chert­sey So­ci­ety has been in­volved in re­sist­ing var­i­ous gravel-rais­ing plans and was in­stru­men­tal in sav­ing Wheeler’s Green – a 16th cen­tury listed house – set to be de­mol­ished;

Time deal­ing with the pa­per: More than 40 years

Most mem­o­rable story: The Tri­dent air dis­as­ter in Staines was a re­ally big story and more re­cently, the sad death of Zane Gbang­bola dur­ing the floods;

Best thing about a lo­cal pa­per: It is a voice for the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

The Her­ald and its sis­ter pa­per, the In­former, has re­porters with lo­cal knowl­edge, and good re­la­tion­ships were es­tab­lished be­tween those in the com­mu­nity and the re­porters.

Mal­colm Love­day.

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