The (very busy) life Brian

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Name: Brian Perry Age: 62 Oc­cu­pa­tion: Re­tired

Com­mu­nity work: Em­ployee of Proc­ter & Gam­ble (P&G) in Egham from Oct 1982-May 2008; Was Com­mu­nity Mat­ters man­ager from 2001; Now re­tired, he vol­un­teers for the fol­low­ing: Press Of­fi­cer for the As­so­ci­a­tion for the Im­prove­ment of Run­nymede;

Di­rec­tor/trustee of Vol­un­tary Support North Sur­rey; Chairs Group C com­mu­ni­ca­tions of Run­nymede Business Part­ner­ship; Health and safety of­fi­cer Egham Royal Show; Chairs fundrais­ing com­mit­tee for 1st Chert­sey Scouts new HQ Ap­peal; Press of­fi­cer for the Ro­tary Club of Chert­sey; Man­age­ment mem­ber of Chert­sey Flood Vol­un­teers; Demonstrator for the Royal So­ci­ety of Chem­istry; Cor­re­spon­dent for Her­ald’s (Chert­sey) fort­nightly col­umn on Com­mu­nity News in Run­nymede from Au­gust 2012 un­til Au­gust 2014.

Big­gest achieve­ment: Lead­ing a strong com­mu­nity mat­ters pro­gramme at P&G and es­tab­lish­ing the firm as ti­tle spon­sor of Sur­rey Youth Games and Team Run­nymede. Ac­com­pa­nied Mayor Mary An­gell to lunch at Denbies Vine­yard dur­ing the Queen’s visit to Sur­rey in 2004. Each Sur­rey mayor had to nom­i­nate an adult and child who con­trib­uted to the life of the bor­ough – Cllr An­gell said: “I al­ways think of Mr Perry as Mr Run­nymede be­cause he works tire­lessly for the com­mu­nity.”

Time deal­ing with the pa­per: Since 2002;

Most mem­o­rable story: Last win­ter’s floods, par­tic­u­larly in Chert­sey, Thorpe and Egham Hythe, and the work of flood groups. The Her­ald’s two-page pull­out of the Egham Royal Show 2013-14;

Best thing about a lo­cal pa­per: Lo­cal news for lo­cal peo­ple in a for­mat ac­ces­si­ble to all ages – not ev­ery­one can ac­cess e-news!

Brian Perry.

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