Mr Mayor's diary: October 2010
Sunday 31 October 2010
I attended a potential olympian swimming gala at Fit City Broughton and witnessed many excellent swimmers. I presented prizes to swimmers who won the Spot On event. It was a really good afternoon with some very talented young people.
Saturday 30 October 2010
The Mayoress and I visited Fit City Pendlebury to join in a children's fun day for Halloween called The Monster Mash. There were activities such as beat the ghoulie, splat the teacher, bouncy castle and a disco splash.
In the afternoon we attended a concert and afternoon tea with Cadishead Band in aid of my charity appeal. This was a successful event, organised by Councillor Christine Hudson and I thank everyone for all their hard work.
Friday 29 October 2010
I joined the Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks who opened all the new facilities at Rainsough Cemetery and dedicated and consecrated the new burial grounds. We then continued to Heathlands and dedicated new dining facilities in memory of the late Lord Mayor of Manchester, Fred Balcombe.
The Mayoress and I attended a Film Festival at the Salford Lads Club on Coronation Street, Ordsall. I introduced the film which the Mayoress and I had helped to make in early September.
Thursday 28 October 2010
At lunch time I visited Salford Lads and Girls Club for a tour and buffet lunch hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester. The club has made a significant impact on several generations' lives, it is living history and still today it has a very important role to play in the life of the Ordsall, Salford and wider community.
In the evening I hosted a reception for around 65 Girl Guiders from Greater Manchester West county for a centenary evening in the Salford Suite. It was a very enjoyable evening and ended a year of celebrations which lots of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides took part in.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
I hosted a meeting of my charity committee where various ideas for fundraising activities took place.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
The Mayoress and I attended a Trafalgar Night dinner at the University Barracks, Manchester. It was an enjoyable occasion.
Monday 25 October 2010
Following the Food Fayre event at the beginning of October, I hosted afternoon tea in the Salford Suite for the winners of various competitions held at the event. Parents and the winning children received certificates and prizes and were thrilled to be invited.
Saturday 23 October 2010
The Mayoress and I attended a Greater Manchester Branch Royal Arms Service Corps and Royal Corps Transport Association annual dinner at the Fairways Lodge Hotel, Prestwich. We had an enjoyable evening.
Friday 22 October 2010
The Mayor of Wigan hosted his reception and dance at Haigh Hall. We joined other Mayors and Mayoresses at this splendid event.
Thursday 21 October 2010
I met with the new principal of Oasis Academy, Patrick Ottley-O'Conner and was given an interesting tour round the academy.
In the afternoon the Mayoress and I hosted afternoon tea for Frank Reid and his family. Frank has recently retired after dealing with 32 Mayors - former Mayors attended too and a lovely afternoon transpired.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
I attended a Learner Achievement Award ceremony at Little Hulton Children's Centre where I presented certificates to adults and children who had been on various learning courses. Little Hulton Children's Centre and the Adult Learning Team work in partnership to offer high quality courses in the local Sure Start setting.
In the evening I attended a Swinton Division Girl Guiding Centenary celebration outside the Civic Centre in Swinton. There was lots of singing and dancing going on and all guiding members renewed their promise at 8.10pm. Despite a very cold evening everyone appeared to thoroughly enjoy themselves - here's to the next 100 years!
Tuesday 19 October 2010
In the afternoon I attended a citizenship ceremony where 46 applicants were granted British citizenship. The Mayoress and I gave them our congratulations.
In the evening I attended The Friends Meeting House in Manchester to listen to a lecture given by Dr. Ed Kessler, Founder and Executive Director of the Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths in Cambridge. It was a very interesting lecture.
Sunday 17 October 2010
I started the day with an open day at Swinton Judo and Martial Arts centre. This is an interest close to my heart as I have learnt various types of martial arts over many years. I presented students with various coloured belts.
In the afternoon I attended Manchester Cathedral for the Poppy Appeal launch organised by the Royal British Legion where there were hundreds of motorbikes gathered. I posed for a photoshoot prior to the service.
In the evening I went along to the Britannia Country House hotel, Didsbury, to attend a Dosa Night charity event which is for Karunya Visranthi Bhavan (KVB) which is one of the most compassionate projects of the Mission Board in India. KVB provides in house care to the terminally ill cancer patients, the old aged and the homeless and helpless community.
Friday 15 October 2010
I welcomed the Mayor's Citizen Award winner (adult category) for September into the parlour. The winner was Barry Gordon who has done some sterling work in Victoria Park, Swinton, getting the park recognised through the Green Flag award as one of the best parks in the country.
Thursday 14 October 2010
I welcomed the school council from Marlborough Road primary school into the Mayor's Parlour. They asked all sorts of questions and really found the parlour and the silverware interesting.
In the evening the Mayoress and I attended an Employers of Military Reservist dinner at the Manchester and Salford Officer Training Corps, Boundary Lane, Manchester.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
In the morning the Mayoress and I visited the YMCA training premises at the Old Coach House, Salford, to oversee the work being carried out by staff and learners. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Tuesday 12 October 2010
In the morning I chaired the Salfordian Hotel Annual General meeting and then in the evening the Mayoress and I attended an inaugural meeting of JnetManchester. JnetManchester enables participants to meet new people, reinforce existing relationships, raise profiles, gain knowledge and information and find new employees/employers or find a new position.
Monday 11 October 2010
In the evening the Mayoress and I attended St. George's Handicapped and Able Bodied Club's Annual General meeting where I gave a short speech and enjoyed the evening's entertainment.
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