Former Bournemouth councillor hailed ‘local hero’ for work in Kinson and West Howe

LOCAL HERO: Ted Taylor with others at the awards ceremony

LOCAL HERO: Ted Taylor with others at the awards ceremony

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A FORMER Bournemouth councillor has been hailed as a ‘local hero’ at an awards ceremony recognising excellence among the over-65s.

Ted Taylor, 76, was given a prize at the 2013 Churchill Awards, which were founded by Churchill Retirement Living.

The former councillor, 76, was hailed for his support of the community in Kinson and West Howe.

He has championed youth and community work since the 1960s.

Ted was voted by listeners of Wave 105 alongside Gillian Watts, of Hampshire, and Ron Halls, of West Sussex.

They received their awards in London last week.

Spencer McCarthy, chairman and group MD of Churchill Retirement Living, said: “As a group the older generation still has an awful lot to contribute to society and we have created the Churchill Awards specifically to honour and recognise that contribution.”

Other winners included Sir Alex Ferguson, Nicholas Parsons and Dame Helen Mirren.

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6:45pm Thu 27 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Well done Ted
Well done Ted pete woodley
  • Score: 5

6:51pm Thu 27 Mar 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

Congratulation Ted. A man who put people first before politics and worked hard for them.i doubt if we will see anyone like him again.
Congratulation Ted. A man who put people first before politics and worked hard for them.i doubt if we will see anyone like him again. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 5

7:01pm Thu 27 Mar 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Ted your a gentleman,as someone that had great childhood being bought up on Pilot hight Rd. like you just hope it can return to it's former status as a safe comfortable place to live
Ted your a gentleman,as someone that had great childhood being bought up on Pilot hight Rd. like you just hope it can return to it's former status as a safe comfortable place to live kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 2

8:09pm Thu 27 Mar 14

oversixty says...

Well deserved Ted!
Great Councillor, great Mayor and a great guy!
Well deserved Ted! Great Councillor, great Mayor and a great guy! oversixty
  • Score: 2

8:52am Fri 28 Mar 14

abc100 says...

Ted was always at Oakmead school when I was there, always helping or just there to have a chat and laugh with, top bloke
Ted was always at Oakmead school when I was there, always helping or just there to have a chat and laugh with, top bloke abc100
  • Score: 1

6:50pm Fri 28 Mar 14

keith milton says...

well done ted,very well deserved.

that blue vauxhall viva was awul though,always on duck lane field during oakmead school lunchtime,chatting with everyone.
well done ted,very well deserved. that blue vauxhall viva was awul though,always on duck lane field during oakmead school lunchtime,chatting with everyone. keith milton
  • Score: -5

11:05pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Dr Martin says...

keith milton wrote:
well done ted,very well deserved.

that blue vauxhall viva was awul though,always on duck lane field during oakmead school lunchtime,chatting with everyone.
and what were you doing there?
[quote][p][bold]keith milton[/bold] wrote: well done ted,very well deserved. that blue vauxhall viva was awul though,always on duck lane field during oakmead school lunchtime,chatting with everyone.[/p][/quote]and what were you doing there? Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

2:55pm Tue 1 Apr 14

askquestion says...

Ted Taylor was of the old school socialism. always approachable, and seemed genuinely interested in peoples problems. im sure he helped to keep a few young tearways from going down the wrong road. he was interested in our nature reserves and always found time to have a wander round with us.

enjoy your retirement Ted. you were one of the hounds ! an endangered species.
Ted Taylor was of the old school socialism. always approachable, and seemed genuinely interested in peoples problems. im sure he helped to keep a few young tearways from going down the wrong road. he was interested in our nature reserves and always found time to have a wander round with us. enjoy your retirement Ted. you were one of the hounds ! an endangered species. askquestion
  • Score: 1

5:36pm Tue 1 Apr 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

It is about time he got a gong from the Queen!
It is about time he got a gong from the Queen! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 1

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