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Mayors Blog – Week Ending 15th December 2013

Posted on 16th December 2013

Monday 9th December

My Consort Andy and I started our Christmas visits this week, at 11am we had tea and biscuits at St Gilda’s. There were lots of people that we knew to talk to and the common room was decorated beautifully ready for the Christmas break.

At 3pm we visited Sunnymeade, the Methodist Church Choir was there at the same time and we sang carols with the residents.

Tuesday 10th December

At 11am we had tea with Sunnyside Care Home on Crewkerne Road, the residents were interested in hearing about the chain and its history and how we spend Christmas.

In the afternoon we visited Bishops Court and were treated to tea and mince pies, we were shown one of the empty flats which is lovely and were able to talk to residents about the new garden at the rear of the property which will be enabled by using a small piece of land in Jocelyn Park.

In the evening we went to see the Fire Station and met the firemen who were at fire practice. It’s always great to meet the team who look after us all through the year and will be working at Christmas if we need them. We left just before the fire alarm went off!

Wednesday 11th December

At 11.30 we joined the Crowshute Luncheon Club for a very nice turkey dinner cooked by Sue and her team, before the lunch we sang carols accompanied by Alan Hayman on the piano.

Thursday 12th December

In the evening we were guests of the Rotary Club at their Carols by Candlelight Service at St Mary’s Church. The children of Redstart were fantastic and sang sleigh bells with actions, the Rotary Choir then sang some more traditional carols; followed by happy birthday as it was my birthday, we finished off the evening with tea in the church rooms.

Friday 13th December

In the afternoon Cresswell (my chaplain) and I visited St Mary’s Church for the Blind Club’s service. The Womens’ Institute Choir sang some lovely carols both old and new and then we were treated to an excellent tea with crackers and mince pies in the Church Rooms.

Saturday 14th December

At 11am the Mayor’s drawer was held in the foyer. The winner of the ipad was Mrs. Rolfe from Chard, I then helped the town team by offering mulled juice and mince pies to shoppers.


Sunday 15th December

Andy and I were invited to attend the Catholic Hall for the first children’s Christmas Party for many years. The children were treated to a magic show and then Santa came and gave out presents to all the children. I had my face painted with a snow man, much to my grandson’s amusement when he came to visit later that evening