Parish Council Profile -
Richard and Glenis Maloney moved to Longparish from Aldershot in 2003. This was just three months before the birth of their first child, William, now aged 17-months, and they hope that when William is old enough he will gain the benefits of attending Longparish School.
When Richard and Glenis moved to Longparish they realised it was a strong and thriving community and, being proactive, Richard wanted to get involved, to help maintain the village's uniqueness and beauty. As a result of this Richard offered his services to the Parish Council and became a Councillor in September 2004.
Also in line with his wish to participate in the community, Richard has just accepted the role of Chairman of the newly-formed Management Committee for the Community Hall project. His aim is to help take the Hall project forward into practical use, and to ensure the whole community enjoys the maximum benefits of the new Hall facility when the building is complete.
He and Glenis had previously discovered Longparish when, as army officers they undertook training for their army helicopter pilot licences at Middle Wallop. They then served as officers together in the Army, until Richard left five years ago to become a barrister. Glenis, however, with eight years to her credit, continues as a serving Army officer and is also currently studying for a Masters Degree in defence studies - while managing to juggle motherhood and work.
Richard is now a criminal lawyer based in London. His work takes him to the Central Criminal court the Old Bailey and to the High Court, when a case goes to Appeal.
They enjoy an active outdoor life: walking; camping; sailing; they have climbed to Mont Blanc the highest peak in Europe but, on a more relaxing vein, also like to entertain.
One thing that Richard did not realise is that becoming a father is not the easiest thing in the world he has discovered that having your own child is a full time job. But he and Glenis have no regrets at all, and greatly enjoy the new experiences that baby William has brought to their family!
We had a well attended meeting in June when our speaker was Mrs Barnes who gave a most interesting account of her escape from the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia. She arrived in England at the age of eight and never saw or heard from her parents again, she sadly had to assume that they had died in a concentration camp.
Our next meeting is on Thursday 21st. July at 7.30pm at Lacey Gates when our speaker will be Mr. Graham Darrah who will be giving an illustrated talk on The Trees of Longparish'
Saturday 16 th July at 8pm at Longparish Village Hall
Then see if YOU can guess
Bring your own supper
Call Nicky on 01264 720452
All proceeds to Longparish playgroup