Mr Mayors Diary May 2005
As you may be aware the Mayor and Mayoress have a very busy schedule attending various events each week. The Mayor and Mayoress are both keen for you to be part of that schedule and would like to share with you all the good things which are happening across the city and to introduce you to some of the exceptional people they meet.
Wednesday 18 May 2005
This was my Mayor making Day, my first day as Mayor. It was a very nerve racking time, especially when I walked into the council chamber and saw all the people who attended. It was a most memorable day for myself and The Mayoress. A very big thank you to everyone who turned up.
Thursday 19 May 2005
The Mayoress and I attended a Salford Musical Theatre production of "Me and My Girl", a very enjoyable show. We went backstage after the performance to meet the cast and the band. Well done to you all.
Friday 19 May 2005
We attended the Salford Foster Carer Association Fun Night at Buile Hill Park Banqueting Suite. A big thank you to the organisers of this event, for the hospitality that was shown to us and for their hard work. Also to the young people we met there, a big thank you.
Sunday 22 May 2005
Today is Mayor's Civic Sunday, which is an opportunity for the faith community to celebrate the new civic leadership and it was again a most memorable day. Many thanks to the representatives from various organisations, relatives and friends who turned up to support us and take part in the procession and service at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Cadishead. Special thanks to Fr. O'Driscoll, who will be my Chaplain during my Mayoral year, for conducting the service and to Dennis Hanley and the choir, it was wonderful. A big thank you to Cadishead Band for leading the procession to the church and then on to Irlam Catholic Club. Not forgetting the staff in the Members Services Unit at the civic centre, who worked hard behind the scenes to make it all possible. At a most convenient moment in the proceddings, a low flying aircraft passed overhead, I don't know who arranged the fly-past but thank you.
Tuesday 24 May 2005
We attended an awards ceremony at Salford College, Worsley Campus, Walkden. This was to reward those people who have gone back into education, sometimes after a long period of time. There was a wide variety of age groups, well done to you all.
Later that day we attended a reception as the guests of the Mayor and Mayoress of Srockport, at Stockport Town Hall. It was an opportunity to meet with all the other Mayor's from the Greater Manchester area.
Wednesday 25 May 2005
We attended another awards ceremony today at Broughton Recreation Centre, once again to reward people in the local community who have returned to education. Those receiving the awards came from a wide age range and have worked hard to achieve success. congratulations to you all.
Thursday 26 May 2005
Today we attended the launch of The Bridgewater Way at the Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn. This was a very informative event. The Bridgewater Way starts at Runcorn and by the year 2010 it is hoped that all the tow paths from there, along The Bridgewater Canal to Salford, will be constructed to enable people to walk, ride bikes etc along them.
Later that evening we attended the Annual Good Citizenship Award Ceremony, "Doing the Right Thing", in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre. This was organised by The Rotary Club who asked high schools within the City to nominate pupils who they feel had done the right thing and have done good work by helping others throughout the city. To me this is a very worthwhile award, the reason being that a lot of children take quite a lot of bad press. To meet these children, who have done some magnificent things, was a treat.
Saturday 28 May 2005
Today we attended the official opening of a new play area at Whittle Street, Walkden. The children in the area had a lot to do with the design and type of play equipment that was to be installed. We had a really good time and i feel sure that the children will enjoy playing here in safety for many years to come.
Monday 30 May 2005
We attended the Procession of Witness from St. Philips Church, Salford to Manchester Cathedral. We waved everyone off from St. Philips then went to join the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Manchester for a short service in Albert Square and then walked in procession to Manchester Cathedral, quite a moving experience.
Later that afternoon we attended Winton Festival where we spoke with lots of people and drew the tickets for the raffle. Needless to say we didn't win but congratulations to those who did.
Tuesday 31 May 2005
We attended a reception at The Lowry, Salford Quays followed by The Maly Theatre of St. Petersburg, production of Uncle Vanya in The Quays Theatre. It was a truly magnificent performance.
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