Outstanding Villagers

At the Annual Parish Meeting, four people who have each made an outstanding contribution to the village over the past four years were presented with special awards.

Ray Thorne has been Social secretary of the Galleywood Social Club, governor of St. Michael’s Junior School and Galleywood Infant’s School and is currently chairman of the finance committee. He has served as a councillor on both Parish and Borough and was deputy mayor of Chelmsford in 1993.

Stan Church is an enthusiastic supporter of all Parish exhibitions. He was secretary of Galleywood football club and is a member of the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and the Parish’s footpaths committee.

Charles Comport joined Galleywood Community Care in 1982, becoming chairman in 1985 and secretary in 1989. For 12 years he has helped with the weekly coffee mornings at Bekeswell Place, transporting goods and passengers.

David Stacy has been chairman and newsletter editor for Galleywood Common Association for 13 years. For the past three years he has chaired the Historical Society and been a Trustee of The Keene Hall. He has been writing the Galleywood Diary since 1995.