Latest from the Mayor's Blog
26 Jan, 15
Civic Mass at the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin: I attended both a Christmas…

Mayor of Maldon Charity Quiz Night

As well as attending meetings of the RNLI and Maldon District Scouts and taking part in Maldon Court School’s enjoyable prize-giving , since my last blog my first charity event has taken place. It was held on the evening of Friday 11th July and was a quiz organised by our Deputy Mayor, Mark Heard. We had a fantastic turn out with 14 teams competing.

Mayor of Maldon Charity Quiz Night

Promenade Car Show & Air Training Corps Parade

Here are a couple of the recent events that I have attended as your Mayor.

Maldon Town Mayor with the Promenade Car Show organiser

With the organiser at the fantastic Car Show on the Promenade (on Sunday 6/7/14).

Kwick Cricket Competition & Maldon Air Training Corps Visit

My time as your Mayor continues to be a busy, but hugely rewarding experience. On Friday 4/7/14, I visited Maldon Cricket Club’s ‘Drapers Farm’ ground for the schools Kwik Cricket competition. I was pleased to stand with David Stephenson, the headteacher of The Plume Academy, as he presented prizes to the participating schools. Continuing with the educational theme, I attended Maldon Court School’s Summer Fete on 6/7/14 and enjoyed drawing the raffle for them.

East London Cabbies Outing

Cabbies Day 2014

On Wednesday 2/7/14 the same Mayoral “team” welcomed the East London Cabbies Outing. We waved them in as they drove down High Street. It was spectacular sight as usual and the weather was very kind to us. The children looked so happy and the drivers and hard working members of our community make it a very special day for them. Many other engagements are ahead!

Mayor Making Ceremony Roman Coin Tradition

Many years ago a very special Roman coin was dug up in the garden of ‘The Lodge’, off Maldon’s London Road. The famous 18th century antiquarian, the Rev. Philip Morant, wrote about the discovery, accurately describing it as; “a fine Gold Coin of Nero and Agrippina, which is reckoned so valuable a treasure, that it is always in the keeping of one of the Bailiffs”.  Amazingly that coin survives to this day and is now in the keeping of Maldon’s modern-day “Bailiffs” – the Town Council.

Heritage of Municipal Maldon - Mayor of Maldon Regalia

Since becoming mayor, many people have asked me about the regalia. Foremost amongst the items is our splendid mace. Made of silver-gilt and richly ornamented, it measures 52 ¾ inches in length (the 10th longest recorded example in the country) and is 10lbs in weight.

Thank you for your continued support

An awful lot has been going on since I wrote my last blog (on the 3rd June) and it is still only the 17th! Amongst other things I have pledged my support to Maldon’s Carnival Committee, attended a barbecue in aid of the RNLI, been to the AGM of the Essex Council for Voluntary Youth Services, continued planning charity events, as well as the usual round of council meetings and much interaction with groups and residents in town. I have been particularly touched by your words of encouragement and support.

Maldon & The Great War

On the 10th June I also went to a meeting of a working group that is planning a commemoration of the outbreak of the Great War. This is something that is particularly dear to my heart, as I know it is to many of you. I have been researching the part that Maldon and Heybridge played in World War 1 for the past 40 or so years now. Like most other towns and villages in this country, the conflict rocked our community. By the end of hostilities we had lost 248 of our men. Many others had served or had done their bit on the home front and the scars were deep.

Syndicate content

css# Accessibility