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Mayors Blog – Week Ending 5th October 2014

Posted on 9th October 2014

On Thursday 25th we hosted a ‘tea with the Mayor’ for some of the sponsors of Chard’s Urban Slide, we were able to show them a video which was made free of charge by Chard’s very own film maker Jonathon Warner. For those interested this is available to view on www.warnervision.co.uk

Later that evening I was able to attend the annual meeting of Chard Hospital’s League of Friends where the mayor is Honorary President. The group provides support for the Hospital by raising money and buying extras for the patients. They need some new members if anyone can offer time in helping our local hospital, you can contact either myself or Cllr Prior via the Town Council offices.

On Sunday Andy and I attended the launch of Chard’s very own Calendar Girls and Boys Charity Calendar. This is an amazing group of local people who have taken cancer on and given it a great big smack. As we have both been touched by this horrible disease in our families we were inspired by these lovely people. Their calendar is available from Tigerfly Photography, better buy local and Mikes of Ilminster, get out and buy one for Xmas pressies…all my family are getting one.

Carnival has started and it was the children’s turn on Saturday this week. There were lots of entries despite the rain first thing in the morning. The clouds passed in time for the procession around the town lead by our very own carnival royalty and Stuart our Town Crier. It was a very high standard this year and picking the Mayor’s Plate Award was hard, I was swayed by the baby in the suitcase of Generation’s entry “this time next year” complete with yellow three wheeler and ‘Grandad’. This has got me really looking forward to the full procession next Saturday, bring out your pennies and support all our fantastic entries. There is going to be a marching band this year at the front of the main procession, can’t wait. Keep away rain!

My fortnight finished with the first Silver Sunday in the Guildhall, the deputy Mayor Garry and I hosted a free afternoon tea for local over 65s giving people chance to talk with each other and ourselves. Stuart the town crier was there to give a little cry about Chard’s history, quite a few puns I notice but he is a crier we can all be proud of.