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Mayors Blog – Week Ending 16th March 2014

Posted on 18th March 2014

After last week’s mainly Chard based events I have found myself further afield this week.

On Tuesday Andy and I went to Yeovil for the Mayor’s Civic Day. This involved a visit to Augusta Westland to see the production line of helicopters as well as those that had returned to Yeovil for a refit. The Managing Director explained to us how recently the firm had branched out to corporate supply as well as their more historic armed forces contracts. Some private helicopters which are destined for monarchs of other countries even have showers fitted to them! I was struck by the similarity to our own Henry production line in Chard. We were then shown around Yeovil Football Club’s facilities and given a talk about their requirements for bigger facilities that would allow them to rise higher in the leagues.

On Friday 14th March at the invitation of the chairman of South Somerset District Council we attended the production of Sister Act in Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre. It was amazing and the cast and costumes were very professional even though they were amateurs. I would recommend it to anyone who was thinking of going.

On Saturday 15th March, Andy and I drove to Weston Super Mare to the Mayor’s Annual Charity Ball at the Winter Gardens on the sea front.