Over 80 guests joined Rachel and me at the annual Civic Ball. The ambiance, layout and design of The Venue made for a wonderful evening. We had visiting Mayors and Chairmen from across the region as well as the Deputy Lieutenant and the Mayor of Calderdale. The raffle raised over £700 thanks to all the [...]
On Saturday 13th January, together with my Consort Rachel, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Thurlow of Barkisland who was celebrating his 100th birthday! Mr Thurlow was an avid golfer until his late 80's and this certainly helped him to stay young at heart!
Last Wednesday, together with my Consort, Rachel, I was invited to meet with residents at the Barkisland 'Get Together' club and share in their Christmas party festivities. There was a great atmosphere, lots of chat and super entertainment. I would like to thank the group for their kind invitation to what was a lovely afternoon.
Together with my Consort, Rachel, I had a lovely time visiting the St Bartholomew's Christmas Fayre on saturday. Stall holders were kept busy with lots of visitors and the atmosphere was very festive. A special mention to Cllr Potts and his wife who organised a 'Guess where Santa will deliver his first present' to raise funds [...]
I was delighted to attend the Family Carol Service at St Bartholomew’s Church on Saturday. The short church service, with many of the local children, was led by Rev Chris Ball. Afterward, with my Consort, Rachel I enjoyed handing out chocolates and glow stick bracelets to the children as they went off up to the village to [...]
Last Sunday, together with my Consort Rachel, I joined residents, members of the Armed Forces, dignitaries and fellow Councillors at our three War Memorials - Rishworth, Ripponden and Barkisland. It was great to see so many people taking part in the services and we were lucky enough to have lovely sunny weather, if a little cold. [...]
Last Sunday my Consort, Rachel and I went over to join neighbouring Councillors at Hebden Royd Mayor's Celebration of Hope, Reconciliation and Peace. The celebration was held at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge where we were made very welcome. Calder Valley Voices sang beautifully and the day was finished off with a lovely homemade afternoon tea. A big [...]
Together with my consort, I attended the Parish Council's annual Michaelmas Show on Saturday. We had a lovely day meeting with some of the entrants and the standard of entry was excellent. The Mayor and Mayoress of Calderdale visited and joined me in presenting the winners with their trophies. Well done and Congratulations to all [...]
I had a lovely evening meeting with a small group of residents who with a grant from the Parish Council have refurbished the red telephone box on Rochdale Road. The group that ages from 7 to 70 years old have done a fantastic job and the internal refit into an information box is great. A big [...]
I had a lovely afternoon yesterday meeting the Rushbearing procession and attending the service at St Bartholomew's church. Before the service visitors and residents were kept busy with the annual Duck Race and a 'Hunt the Hamper' game - proceeds from which went to the Riverside Dementia friendly café.