Archive for May 8th, 2013

The Final Curtain May 8th

May 8, 2013

Today marked the end of the Mayoral year for Elaine and myself. At this morning’s meeting I reluctantly handed the mantle of being the Mayor to Paul Buckley, with his wife Jackie as Mayoress.

This last year has been a very busy and exciting one for us.

It has seen the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and Paralympics and the Freedom Ceremony in Havant Park for 4-7 Regiment, Royal Artillery.

These are just a few of the year’s special memories but, having attended over 350 engagements, there are many more that we will continue to talk about over the coming months and years.

We have had tremendous help from many people, and we could not have carried out our duties without them.

But now the Chain of Office has been passed over to Paul, and both of us would like to wish him and Jackie well for the next year and, when the time comes, we hope that their memories will be as sweet as ours.

Contact May 7th

May 8, 2013

The last official function of this Mayoral year took place in the upstairs meeting room at Havant’s United Reform Church,

As was also the case last year, this was the Annual General Meeting of the Havant & Waterlooville Child Contact Centres.

Started in the 1990’s, the centres provide a safe place where children are able to meet up with an absent parent in a friendly environment in the company of an independant volunteer.

The centres operate from two sites and the aim is to provide a neutral, friendly, non-threatening environment where children can maintain contact with the parent they no longer live with.

They provide a meeting space, games and activities & light refreshments, together with hand-over facilities.  There are no restrictions on who can use the service as it is available for any children who are separated from one of their parents.

The centres can be contacted on 023 92253335.