Mr Mayor's diary: September 2010
Saturday 25 September 2010
The Mayoress and I attended a community event 'Chi in the Park' in Victoria Park, Swinton which will celebrate National Peace Day. The event included live music and poetry from local schools, dance groups and choir performances.
Following this event we attended the installation of Mr. Adrian Golland and Mr. Mike Evans as Honorary Lay Canons at Manchester Cathedral.
In the evening we attended a performance given by the Greater Manchester Police Band at St. Peter's Church, Swinton. This was a rousing performance and enjoyed by the whole audience.
Friday 24 September 2010
I attended the Annual General Meeting of the Together Trust in Cheadle Hill.
In the evening I attended an Elvis evening at Taylors Club, Eccles, in aid of the Salfordian Trust. An enjoyable evening was had by all.
Thursday 23 September 2010
The Mayoress and I received winning pupils and their teachers from the citizenship day held in June at Bridgewater school. Schools represented were Bridgewater Independent, St. George's R.C., Moorside High, Harrop Fold, Walkden High and Irlam and Cadishead Community High.
In the evening we welcomed to the parlour Salford Cathedral Youth Group who were the winners of the Mayor's Citizen Award (Community Groups) for August.
Wednesday 22 September 2010
I chaired a meeting of my charity committee today where many fundraising efforts were put forward.
Following my charity committee the Mayoress and I attended the presentation of Green Flag and Green Pennant awards at Blackleach Country Park, Walkden, to staff and the community.
In the evening we attended a Halle AGMA concert at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
The Mayoress and I attended a citizenship ceremony in the Council Chamber for many citizens who are gaining British citizenship. We congratulated them all.
In the evening we were invited to a banquet at the Ocean Treasure restaurant in Middleton to celebrate the 61st National Day of the People's Republic of China.
Monday 20 September 2010
The Mayoress and I attended the Mayor of Trafford's civic tour where we visited the Imperial War Museum, Sale Water Park, Dunham Massey Hall and lastly to Dunham Massey Brewing company. We had an enjoyable day together with the other Civic Heads.
Sunday 19 September 2010
I attended a Salford Local History and Family Fun day at the Museum and Art Gallery. I was shown round the many stalls including local history societies, other musuems and galleries, heritage organisations and booksellers. It was a fascinating afternoon.
Following this I attended Barton Model Flying Club World Cup event at Manchester City airport. I viewed some of the competitions and presented trophies and medals to the winners.
Saturday 18 September 2010
A very enjoyable Prom Praise event was held at the Bridgewater Hall which gave a unique blend of live music, word and worship combining the spirit of Songs of Praise and the world famous Last Night of the Proms.
Friday 17 September 2010
The Mayoress and I attended an annual prize giving evening for Bridgewater School, Worsley, which was held at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. It was great to see the students getting various awards.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
I chaired a meeting of the city council today where the business ended at lunchtime.
In the evening the Mayoress and I visited St. Peter and Paul's church to listen to the visiting Czech choir for a second time.
Monday 13 September 2010
The Mayoress and I were entertained by a Czech student choir from Nachod when they visited the Mayor's Parlour. They had beautiful voices and sang a selection of songs for us.
Sunday 12 September 2010
The Mayoress and I attended a Friends of Roe Green family day at Beesley Green. We met with local residents and presented prizes to those who took part in the Worsley Woods trail races followed by a children's fun run.
Saturday 11 September 2010
An open day was held at Eccles Station to celebrate 180 years of Eccles Station and the Liverpool to Manchester railway line, the oldest main line passenger railway in the world.
The Mayoress and I toured stalls and heritage displays plus a guided tour of the gardens.
This was followed by a Red Cross open day at the plaza in front of the Lowry Centre, Salford Quays. We toured the stalls and chatted to many members of the public.
In the afternoon we attended the opening of the Lighthouse Christian Centre in Eccles. We unveiled a plaque before leaving to attend the Proms in the Park event featuring John Barrowman, Juliette Pochin and Jon Christos. This was another successful evening attended by thousands of people.
Friday 10 September 2010
The Mayoress and I attended the re-launch of Salford Heart Care's Irlam/Cadishead branch where members can attend drop-in sessions such as exercise, dancing and Tai Chi.
Our next event was an assessment for the Grounds Maintenance section who are being assessed with a view to obtaining the Customer Service Excellence Award. This was held at the Auditorium, Turnpike House, Salford.
We then went along to Ordsall Park Veterans Bowling Club for the annual game of bowls. The match was followed by refreshments at Fit City Ordsall where I gave a short speech.
In the evening we attended the Mayor of Tameside's civic dinner and dance at the Town Hall, Ashton under Lyne.
Thursday 9 September 2010
The Mayoress and I attended a launch event of the Children in Care Council at Buile Hill Park Hall. This is a new initiative which I found to be most interesting.
Later in the evening we hosted a reception in the Mayor's Parlour for the Narbonne delegation who were visiting Salford followed by a meal in Puccinis restaurant.
Tuesday 7 September 2010
The Mayoress and I were entertained by Salford Music and Performing Arts at Taylors Club, Eccles, which was organised for a visit of the delegation from Narbonne. It was a very enjoyable evening.
Monday 6 September 2010
I attended a Mayoral briefing together with the Deputy Mayor.
Following the briefing I chaired a meeting of the Council Agenda setting group in a committee room.
In the evening I had the pleasure of attending the Greater Manchester Police Long Service and Awards ceremony held at Salford Civic Centre. The Chief Constable gave the opening address and I gave the closing address. It was a memorable occasion for all who received awards and their families.
Sunday 5 September 2010
I attended a church parade and service to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at St. Ann's Church, Manchester followed by a reception in Manchester Town Hall hosted by the Lord Mayor of Manchester.
Saturday 4 September 2010
The Mayoress and I visited Salford Lads and Girls Club, Ordsall, where we inspected recent building work and saw the improvements to the junior games room and the upstairs billiard room. The Film Club were also making a short film and I was invited to take part by greeting the young people, some of whom were in costume.
Friday 3 September 2010
I attended a wreath laying ceremony at the Merchant Navy memorial on Salford Quays and gave a short speech at the end of the ceremony. This was followed by refreshments at the Quay House.
Wednesday 1 September
The Mayoress and I attended a civic visit to Bolton hosted by the Mayor of Bolton. We enjoyed a day visiting Smithills Hall, the Reebok Stadium and the Market Cross at Churchgate. We had lunch at Spice Valley Indian restaurant.
In the evening we attended the launch of a multi-media art exhibition entitled "Stories of Sacred Trinity Church"at Sacred Trinity church, Salford. The exhibition is to mark the 375th anniversary of the church and has been created by local people with the help of Chapel Street Community Arts and People's Voice Media.
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