Mayors Blog March 2019

Let us hope that this March does not see a repeat of the ‘Beast from the East’ that dumped so much snow on us last year. There certainly was a lot of silly speculation in the tabloid newspapers back in January. The Met Office is always quick to point out the difficulty in long range predictions and so far their pragmatic approach has been much more accurate.

I have had a great time at two very different, but worthwhile, events just recently. A showing of the swashbuckling 1952 French Film ‘Fan Fan La Tulipe’. Great fun and a good choice by the Saverne Twinning Association. Leominster has been twinned with Saverne for many years now and our friends from France will again be visiting us this summer.

At the other end of the spectrum, a great time was had by all at the ‘Hobsons Choice’ evening. Hobson's Choice are billed as England's most land-locked sea shanty band and they treated us to an entertaining evening of singing, stamping and clapping along. This was a fundraiser for the Janice and Peter McCaull Trust to raise money for the youth of Leominster. Well done everyone who helped organise this great event.

The Leominster Festival is firmly in the diary for 6th to 9th June this year and planning is already well underway. We desperately need some more volunteers to help with the planning and are particularly looking for extra hands to help run events during the Festival. So if you do have some spare time and are happy to help, then please get in touch. You can contact Wendy, Cath and the rest of the Festival Committee via the Leominster Community Centre in School Road, telephone 01568 616411.

Don’t forget, the Town Council Office at 11 Corn Square is open every morning. I am normally in from 10am to 12 noon on Friday mornings, if you want to contact the Mayor. The local Police Safer Neighbourhood Team also hold a regular surgery on Friday mornings between 10.30am and 11.30am. Remember this is subject to any call outs they may be attending, but they are here to talk to any residents who have concerns that they want to discuss face-to-face with a police officer.

Councillor Jenny Bartlett
Mayor of Leominster

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