Long-service award for Peter Newman

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The society’s trustees have made an award to Peter Newman for achieving 25 years on our board. They presented Peter with a blotter at their meeting this week, to thank him both for his long service to the committee and as a campaigner for public paths in the Welsh Marches. Peter lives and works in Kington, Herefordshire.

Peter Newman (left) receives his long-service award from chairman of trustees, Tim Crowther

Peter invented and runs the Kington Footpath Scheme, which works with offenders on Community Payback to erect signposts on public paths and install footbridges and ditch crossings.

Says Peter: ‘I was delighted to receive this award for my 25 years as a trustee of the Open Spaces Society, a job which I thoroughly enjoy.’

It is likely that Peter is the longest-serving trustee in the society’s 146-year history.

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