23 March 1928 the following pen portrait was published in the Stroud Journal
Mr. Percy Edwin Hayward, of “Bideford” Bisley Road, Stroud has sat on the Council since the War and is again offering his services. He is the general manager of the Stroud Co-operative Society and is standing in the interests of the members of that organisation. He has served on several of the Council committees and has been very regular in his attendance at Council meetings.
He was re-elected to the Council in 1928.