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Council puts its faith into new chairman

A councillor who chairs a group reaching out to faith and cultural minorities in East Herts has become its new chairman.

Councillor Jonathan Kaye, who has been an East Herts councillor for Ware since 2015, set up the first Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration in the district two years ago.

He now chairs a new group called "Living Together in East Herts" which held a celebration of diverse communities during last year's Interfaith Week.

Cllr Kaye said: "I'm honoured to have been elected as chairman and I'm looking forward to representing the district and meeting all sorts of people at events across East Herts.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to promote the diverse communities that make up our district and I'm delighted that we've already set the date for this year's celebration which will be on September 15 at Rhodes Arts Centre,  Bishop's Stortford."                                                                                                          

His chosen charities are Isabel Hospice and CHIPS (Children's Integrated Playschemes) and his deputy is Cllr Ken Crofton (Walkern).

Cllr Kaye's career is in broadcasting and journalism working for the BBC and commercial radio.  He was a presenter at LBC radio for three years and he managed a recording studio for a London charity, producing talking books and audio magazines for people with a visual impairment.

His consort is his partner, Kezia Racher who works in the music business.  

Outgoing chairman Keith Warnell (Bishop's Stortford Meads) raised £10,560 for his chosen charities, Isabel Hospice, Mind and the Air Ambulance.

He said: "It has been a fantastic year representing East Herts Council and meeting many people, especially volunteers who are the backbone of our society. Of special note were a visit from Princess Anne to open a Riding for the Disabled stables, taking 22 children who had lost a parent to a pantomime and our first diversity event. 

"I wish Jonathan every success and hope he and Kezia enjoy it as much as I did."



June 3 2019