Madam Mayor's Diary
Wednesday 16th May
Today was one of the proudest days of my life. I became the Mayor of Salford. I promise I will do my best to promote the city and to carry out my engagements to the best of my ability.
Thursday 17th May
The Mayoress and I welcomed HRH The Duke of Gloucester to the Salford Lads and Girls Club. I am pleased to say he was very impressed with what he saw and wished all concerned well for the future. In the evening we attended a Patronal Mass to celebrate Ascension Thursday at the Church of the Ascension, Lower Broughton.
Friday 18th May
My Consort and I attended an awareness event for a National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme taking place in Salford, Wigan and Bolton. The event was held to raise awareness, promote the programme and to encourage people between the ages of 60 and 69 to take up the screening on offer. In the afternoon we attended the Evangelical Alliance conference in the Holy Trinity Church, Platt, Platt Lane, Manchester. In the evening I was invited to attend dinner with the Rotary Club of Worsley. It was a very pleasant evening and I congratulate them for all the hard work and fundraising they do for the Citizens of Salford.
Saturday 19th May
Eric, my Consort and I were very pleased to accept an invitation to attend the Cameroonian National Day Festival held at Salford Sports Village. The day kicked off at 9am with the first of many football matches between Cameroonians from all over England. At 10am we had to leave to attend the Presentation of Awards for Adult Learners Week at the Old Fire Station, Salford. It was very encouraging to see so many Adults taking up education later in life and enjoying their experiences. After the presentations we returned to the Cameroonian Sports day when, after many more football matches, I presented the 10-11 year olds with the winners medals.
Monday 21st May
I was pleased to welcome a group of French Students from College Sainte Marie, in Fougeres, Brittany. The exchange had been organised by Walkden High School and our Students went over to Brittany for the first part of the exchange in March. I wished them well and hoped they had a good visit.
Tuesday 22nd May,
My Consort and I attended the Mayor of Stockport’s reception and fund raising event at Stockport Town Hall where we had an opportunity to meet some of the newly installed Mayors for 2007/08 and to say goodbye to the outgoing Mayors of Trafford and Oldham.
Thursday 24th May
The Mayoress and I welcomed 25 European Teachers to Salford who are involved in an E.U. funded Healthy Lifestyles project. They share their work with 4 schools from Salford and are working to promote healthy eating and physical activities within Schools. The Teachers were from Poland, Slovak Republic, Italy and Ireland. In the evening we were invited to a reception of the Greater Manchester Branch of SSAFA. Although the reception was not a fund raising event they held a raffle and raised over £200.00.
Friday 25th May
My Consort and I attended a Presentation day for adult learners.The training is provided by YMCA Training Salford who run Apprenticeship programmes in Child Care, Business Administration and Horticulture and NVQ training is also offered to 14year olds during their last 2 years at school. I was very honoured to present the students with their certificates.
Sunday 27th May
I had to don my wellies to attend the Scout Rally held at Middlewood Scout Camp, Worsley. Although the weather was not very kind to the Scouts they had a great time and it was a pleasure saying a few words at the closing ceremony.
Monday 28th May
The weather had improved from yesterday and my Consort and I waved off the Salford contingent in the Whit Walks from St Philips Church and then raced to Manchester Town Hall to greet them and attend a service before walking with the Lord Mayor of Manchester, the clergy and all the participating Churches to Manchester Cathedral. It was a great day and all who took part enjoyed themselves. Unfortunately by the afternoon the weather changed and our visit to the Winton Festival held at the Brown Cow Pub was rather damp but it was good to see all the volunteers who had worked so hard all day still in good sprits. They had had a good morning and many residents had attended the festival.
Wednesday 30th May
We attended a fashion show given by the students of Salford University which took place at Manchester Town Hall and we were pleased to receive an invitation. We have so much talent in Salford and I am sure many of the students will go far in the field of fashion.
Thursday 31st May
We went off to Swinton Fire Station to see the opening of a Community room by County Fire Officer Barry Dixon. It was also the stations 50th year and it was good to meet many of the Officers who had worked at the station over the years. In the evening my Consort and I attended a performance of Move over Mrs Markham performed by St Luke’s Arts and Drama Society. It was excellent and we enjoyed the play very much.
Saturday 2nd June
My Consort and I attended a reception in Manchester to celebrate Italian National Day. The reception was also attended by the Mayors from Manchester, Trafford, Hull, Carlisle and Chester.
Sunday 3rd June
We attended the 15th anniversary Celebrations of the Northern Jewish Talking Newspaper run by the League of Jewish Woman and Manchester Community Care. We enjoyed afternoon tea and were pleased to meet some of the volunteers who provide the service for the visually impaired. What would we do without them?
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