SHIRLEY Residents’ Association has a new face at its helm following the death of community champion Bernard Price in June.
Malcolm Turner has taken up the post of chairman of the organisation after clocking up almost five years service as a member.
The 71 year old has lived in the Shirley area for 41 years and has previously held posts in numerous community bodies including the 7th Shirley Scout Group at Peterbrook School from 1982 to 2000 and was involved in the Cycling Proficiency Scheme run by Solihull Council from 1983 to 1996.
He currently helps to run a session called Crafts & Coffee on Monday mornings held at Shirley Institute, where he has been chairman since 2002.
In September 2007, he assisted with fund raising to the tune of £500 for the Christmas Lights for Shirley by presenting a family-based art show.
Malcolm was elected to the position of chairman of Shirley Residents’ Association on November 13 at the annual general meeting and his wife Ann was elected as its secretary.
Malcolm said: “After Bernard Price died, we were determined that Shirley Residents’ Association should keep going as it was founded in 1934. We have good support from the local councillors and we will endeavour to do our best to address any concerns that the people of Shirley have.”
“To do this we need the residents to give us their support and hope they will attend our bi-monthly meetings.”
A list for 2009 will be available in the Solihull News.”