Category Archives: Mayor Of Wisbech
Fenland Enterprise Business Awards 2017
My Wife and I have had a lovely evening at the Fenland Enterprise Business Awards.
It was brilliant to see such innovative, creative and successful companies highlighted and given the spotlight to celebrate the great work they do in the area.
The event was well-organised, very well-attended and glamorous. I really cannot fault it at all. It was a pleasure to be there and see hard work, entrepreneurialism and good old-fashioned business cheered to the rafters.
Well done to all who were nominated, and particularly to all our fantastic winners.
A special mention to my neighbours The Luxe Cinema, who were finalists, but didn’t get a top prize this year but who I know will go from strength to strength with their new/old team and passionate new manager.
Thank you! Marie and I enjoyed it immensely and spent altogether too much money – but all in a good cause.
Statute Fair, Wisbech 2017
One of the enjoyable historic duties of the Mayor is to open the fair when it visits town.
The Statute Fair is in town and today, I led a procession of Councillors (all fully robed) and their families and guests to the fair, where we were met by a representative of the Showman’s Guild. As is traditional, a short speech was given and the fair declared open.
Then the children all got to go on lots of rides. (And even one or two adults!)
A nice mild evening and everybody had fun. I would like to thank the good folk of the fair for their warm welcome and for entertaining the people of Wisbech with all the colour and lights and rides and games that we all know and love.
Knit & Natter
AA Brothers International Party
It was a great honour to be asked to introduce the Latvian band at the International Music Party hosted by the AA Brothers in the Queen Mary Centre tonight.
The atmosphere was brilliant and there was a really nice mix of people there, from all different places.
The DJ (Dj Gunchs) was great and really got the crowd moving, the act themselves was Rassell, with Sabine Berezina and Edvards Grieze and were excellent.
A nice international party night where everybody seemed to be having a lot of fun.
Race Night In March
Tonight I attended a fundraising Race Night in March, hosted by by friend and colleague Cllr Kim French, the Mayor Of March.
It was a great event and a lot of fun was had by all there. The food was delicious and even though I did not win a single race, I did manage to do quite well on the raffle!
Just Ballet – New Dance Studio
St Augustine’s Heritage And Poppy Weekend
Today it was my honour to be invited to the St Augustine’s Church 2017 Heritage and Poppy weekend.
Please take the time to go along to St. Augustine’s Church today if you are able.
This is their Heritage and Poppy Weekend and there is an exhibition in the church in commemoration and remembrance of our heroes of World War One.
The exhibition focuses on the Battle of Passchendale along with the history of men from Wisbech who died in the Great War.
It really is an exceptional, poignant and respectful exhibition which is well worth a visit to learn about the town’s heroes and their history and to remember those who have fallen.
The church is open until 4PM.
(The picture are the Army Cadets who were demonstrating WW1 battlefield medical practices in period uniforms. Doing an excellent job, too!)