On the 4/1/15 I gave out the prizes at the Little Ship Club for the annual New Year Row and Gig Race. I then attended an RNLI committee meeting (8/1/15), the Planning Committee (12/1/15) and Environment Committee (13/1/15).
As we begin 2015, my New Year’s wish is for harmony and united support for the good of Maldon. There are many dedicated and well-meaning individuals and organisations in our town that often have strong views about how things should be run. Their input is often very welcome and needs to be harnessed to ensure effective decision making.
My civic engagements over the Christmas period culminated in a lovely Carol Service at the United Reformed Church (14/12/14) and the Senior Citizens Christmas Party organised by the Plume School (16/12/14). I also attended a Full Council meeting (15/12/14) and the Planning Committee (22/12/14).
As we approach Christmas 2014, I would like to thank everyone who has supported me during my first 7 months as Town Mayor of Maldon. It has been a genuine privilege to meet so many of you – the local groups and individual residents who do so much to make Maldon the unique place that it continues to be.
Christmas has well and truly arrived! On Saturday 6/12/14 I went to Mighty Oak’s festive beer tasting and then attended the Maldon & Purleigh Guides Christmas event. Planning Committee met on Monday the 8/12/14 and we had the Town Christmas Fayre and Market on Thursday 11/12/14.
On Monday 1/12/14 I attended a meeting of the Finance Committee. Christine and I then travelled to Halstead on Wednesday (3/12/14) to take part in the spectacular Torchlight Procession there.
On Monday (17/11/14) I attended a meeting of the Town Council Environment Committee. Then on Tuesday (18/11/14) I gave a talk to members of the Maldon and Heybridge Horticultural Society.
On 13/11/14 I attended a meeting of Maldon RNLI. I judged a competition for Children in Need at Maldon St. Francis Primary School and then attended a ‘Dining In’ event at Forester Park as a guest of 1207 Squadron Maldon Air Training Corps (14/11/14).