Mr Mayor's diary: June 2010
Friday 25 June
I attended a very interesting photographic exhibition of the tour of Shanghai 2010 hosted by the Consul General of China, NI Jian.
Thursday 24 June
The Mayoress and I attended Broughton Jewish Cassel Fox Primary School for a concert entitled "Yosef". The children were excellent, not only in the play, but also their singing. It was a most enjoyable evening's entertainment.
Wednesday 23 June
The Mayoress and I had the pleasure of visiting Salford Children's Holiday Camp at Prestatyn, North Wales. It made it more pleasurable as this is one of my charities during my year of office. We met lots of children from Salford schools who were staying there and they made us both welcome, showing us round the camp.
After lunch we continued our journey to Lledr Hall Activity Centre and were given a tour round the building and shown the many activities on offer.
Tuesday 22 June
I was interviewed on Salford City Radio and enjoyed it very much. I took five of my favourite CDs along and the hour soon flew by.
Saturday 19 June
The Mayoress and I attended a Gypsy Roma traveller event at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill. We enjoyed this event as there was much to see of great interest.
In the evening we attended a Summer concert given by Salford Choral Society at Peel Hall, University of Salford.
Friday 18 June
I attended a Greater Manchester Police Band concert at St. Thomas's Church, Pendleton. This was the start of Pendleton Festival weekend and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the band sounds.
Thursday 17 June
The Mayoress and I attended and enjoyed the Older People's Forum Bi-annual Conference at Worsley Court House.
In the afternoon we attended the opening of the Harrop Fold Arts College, Hilton Lane, Worsley, together with Councillor Pennington and his wife Jean. We toured the arts section which had been put together by the pupils of the school and was an outstanding display.
Following the Harrop Fold engagement the Mayoress and I attended a Ready Steady Cook event at Albion High School on London Street, Salford, as part of Refugee week.
Food from all around the world, which was cooked on the premises, was available for residents to sample, and in some cases was hot but enjoyable.
Wednesday 16 June
In the evening the Mayoress and I attended a Create and Curate event at the Working Class Movement Library on The Crescent, Salford.
Tuesday 15 June
The Mayoress and I attended the Escape to Safety exhibition as part of Refugee week at Swinton Shopping centre. This was a most interesting exhibition.
Following this event we attended the monthly Citizenship ceremony at the Civic Centre where many people gain British citizenship. This month was a particularly busy one with over 100 people attending, including guests.
In the evening we attended a Greater Manchester Garrison Army briefing at the Territorial Army Centre, Belle Vue, Manchester. This was a very informative event.
Monday 14 June
The Mayoress and I welcomed the president of the Jewish Representative Council together with two honorary officers into the Mayor's Parlour for their annual courtesy visit.
Next on the agenda we attended the official opening of Eccles library with Christopher Eccleston at Eccles Gateway - Christopher and I both pulled the cord to declare the library open.
Later in the afternoon the Mayoress and I had the pleasure of officially opening the outdoor gym at Bolton Road playing fields. Lots of people attended the opening of the gym and I hope it will be a success.
Sunday 13 June
I attended the annual AJEX parade and service of remembrance at Heathlands Care Home, Heathlands Drive, Prestwich. It was a very moving service which was attended, not only myself but also the Lord Mayor of Manchester and many rabbis.
Saturday 12 June
We attended the creation of a new archdeaconry at St. Paul's church, Walkden Moor. We met many friends and enjoyed the service.
Friday 11 June
I attended a photo shoot at Bolton Road playing fields for the new outdoor gym which was officially opening on Monday 14 June. Following on from this I went along to Garden Needs garden centre on Radford Street, Kersal, which caters very well for the young and old in the community.
In the evening the Mayoress and I attended the launch of the Salford Deaf Children's Society at Roe Green cricket club. We enjoyed the event and spent quite some time talking to the parents and the children.
Thursday 10 June
I visited the tots café at Sure Start on Rigby Street, Higher Broughton, for a photo shoot and then recorded my first web cast in the Mayor's parlour which went very well. In the afternoon the Mayoress and I attended a reception to celebrate Portugal's National Day in Manchester which was a most enjoyable event.
Wednesday 9 June
I attended a meeting of the Lunen Travelling Scholarship Trust Fund in the Mayor's Parlour. This Trust is for students from both Salford and Lunen who want to take placements to learn more about each other's language, culture and working environments.
Tuesday 8 June
The Mayoress and I attended the Army for Today presentation at the Lowry, Salford Quays. This was a presentation on today's forces and what they have to offer the youth of today.
Sunday 6 June
Today the Mayoress and I took part in our civic Sunday parade and service at St. Peter's parish church, Swinton. Various dignitories, family and friends joined us in the parade which processed to the church for a morning service.
Following the service the parade reformed and processed to the Fletcher Hall, Vicarage Road, where the Mayor thanked everyone for attending and invited them inside for refreshments. A pleasant time was had by all who attended.
Friday 4 June
I attended the VE Day celebrations organised by the Gemini Group which was held at St. Sebastian's Day Centre, Charlestown. This was a very enjoyable event with lots of activities being undertaken.
In the evening the Mayoress and I attended a production of Oklahoma given by St. Luke's Art and Drama Society at their parish hall, Derby Road, Salford. This was a wonderful performance with lots of lovely singing and dancing.
Thursday 3 June
The Mayoress and I attended an awards ceremony organised by the Volunteer Centre in Salford. The event was held at Buile Hill Banqueting Suite and it was excellent. The pride on the volunteers' faces when they received their awards was a pleasure to see.
Wednesday 2 June
I welcomed the Mayor of Jinniu in China and his delegation to the civic centre. A presentation followed by a lunch were held in the Salford Suite. The city is proud of its links with China.
Later in the afternoon the Mayoress and I visited a new initiative in Trafford Park called Challenge 4 Change. This is a disability project which gives young people and the disabled a great deal of activities to use. The project is well worth a visit.
Tuesday 1 June
The Mayoress and I attended the opening of the Young at Heart event at St. Philips and St. Stephen's church, Salford. The event was aimed at the older resident to show that getting old is no barrier to having fun. The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra played in the afternoon and were a joy to listen to.
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