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Mayors Blog February 2016


Well, February has arrived January brought a cold blast, but I was still delighted to see so many people out shopping in the High Street and enjoying some leisure time at Maldon’s Promenade. Recently I have been spending more time with the Maldon Business Association looking at ways to promote and encourage new businesses to come to Maldon has become a real draw to visitors from outside of the town and district. I know that many Councils and organisations are feeling a squeeze on financial matters at the moment but I’m sure I see those long awaited green shoots of recovery pushing through.


Laying a Wreath for Pte Frederick Corbett


A wreath has been laid by Maldon Town Mayor, Cllr Mark Heard, at the grave of Maldon’s only recipient of the Victoria Cross, Pte Frederick Corbett.

Laying a Wreath for Pte Frederick Corbett


Town Mayor's Christmas Message 2015


The end of 2015 fast approaches, yet I am only just over halfway through my municipal year as Mayor of Maldon. I have held three successful social events so far to fund my local chosen charities; a quiz, a talk on the Battle of Trafalgar and a wine tasting event which were all very successful because people have supported me and turned up when it counts. For that I will always remain very grateful.


Maldon Remembrance Parade 2015


Maldon Remembrance Parade

On Sunday 8th November 2015, townspeople and visitors gathered at the War Memorial outside All Saints Church. Along with almost all of the Town Councillors was Lance Corporal of Horse Thomas Sinclair  who laid a wreath on behalf of The Household Cavalry -  Blues & Royals. Also present was County Councillor Penny Channer and Chair of the District Council Cllr Peter Elliot.



Harwich Mayflower Project, Home-Start Maldon & Wine Tasting


It’s not often that I recommend something OUTSIDE of Maldon or The District come to that! but I would encourage you to take some time to visit a website called the Harwich Mayflower Project. It is a fantastic community project and an international show-piece exhibiting one of the most famous vessels in history - The Mayflower. Pilgrims from England sailed in the then aging ship taking over two months to reach America. They settled in ‘New England’ Massachusetts in 1620, to form Plymouth Colony.



Children's Art Competition & 'The Battle of Trafalgar' Talk


My theme for this Mayoral term is ‘The year of the neighbour’ and I was delighted to represent Maldon at the fantastic Burnham on Crouch Carnival towards the end of September. Although I was born at St Peters Hospital in Maldon, I did live in Burnham for 20 years and visiting there really does seem like ‘going home’. My thanks to Burnham’s brilliant Mayor - Ron PRATT a true neighbour, who made me and my family so welcome on that and other occasions.


September has Seen an Increase in Mayoral Activity


September has seen an increase in Mayoral activity as schools return to normal and holidays are now happy memories.

The Town Mayoress and I were delighted to attend the Third annual  D’Arcy Day Lecture on ‘Captain’ Anne Carter and the Maldon Grain Riots. My thanks to the Trustees and Friends of the Moot Hall for including us.

I was also privileged to welcome players and present prizes at Drapers Farm for the Division 6 World Cricket match against The Cayman Islands and Fiji.


Maldon Carnival, Maldon in Bloom & Other August Engagements


August has been much calmer than July (event-wise) - our fabulous Carnival was blessed with such great weather (well done to all concerned)and I was also delighted to open Wetherspoons new ‘Rose & Crown’ earlier this month. I have seen how popular it is with residents and visitors alike -  sometimes it as absolutely packed out!  I think it’s new location gives a significant lift to the lower part of the High Street.

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