Witney Talking News Chairman, Peter Brading, has been awarded a certificate of merit by Witney Town Council for "Outstanding Service to the Community" in recognition of the work he has done over 40 years of service to Witney Talking News.
Peter was the founding chairman of Witney Talking News and has worked tirelessly with and in support of the organisation in one way or another ever since.
The citation on the Witney Town Council website reads:
Peter Brading – Outstanding Service to Community Peter founded Witney Talking News, for the visually impaired in 1978 having organised the fundraising of £4,500 to purchase the recording equipment. About to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Peter has served as chairman and volunteer during this time.
The weekly service provides an hour of spoken news to 80 people living in and around Witney. Listeners appreciate the familiar voices and the friendly tone and can be assured that if they encounter any problems with the play back equipment Peter will pop in and sort it out for them. It is the unanimous opinion of the committee members of Talking News that Peter’s public spirited devotion, his continued enthusiasm and energy deserves public recognition.
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