Archive for January, 2015

HIAD’s Production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ – 16th January

January 26, 2015

My first Mayoral engagement of the year – HIADS production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Pantomimes involve a lot of laughter – painful in my condition! It was an excellent performance enjoyed enormously by the audience.   I always look forward to attending the HIADS productions as they are always so professional, varied and enjoyed by both the performers and the audience.

I am already looking forward to their next production which is ‘Wife after Death’ running Saturday 14th March until Saturday 21st March.

A bit late but a Happy New Year to you all!

January 26, 2015

The year didn’t start too well for me as on one of the gale force wind days the wind took my garden gate and whipped it into me and the result is a broken sternum. I can’t tell you how painful this is, if anyone has experience it they will know too!

December 2014

January 14, 2015

December was a particularly busy month and I attended a wide variety of events around the Borough, many of these had a festive flavour, sadly they also included funeral services for two former Honorary Alderman of the Borough. Due to the volume of engagements instead of full blog posts I have just listed them below. Normal blog to be resumed in January 2015!


Monday 1 December

Winchester’s Civic Day

Dignitaries’ Preview Evening at the superb new Sainsbury’s store at Waterlooville

Emsworth and District Flower Society Christmas meeting

Tuesday 2 December

I represented the Council at the Funeral Service for Honorary Alderman Jane Carruthers at the All Saints Church, Denmead

Hosting of a Cake Sale in aid of my charity appeal fund

T S Unity NTC Annual Presentation Night

Wednesday 3 December

Hampshire Constabulary Prize Giving for Waterlooville & Havant Drink Drive Poster design competition

TS Active NTC Annual Presentation Evening

Friday 5 December

Mengham’s Business Group Late Night shopping and Christmas Light’s switch-on

Saturday 6 December

Christmas Fair at the Church of the Sacred Heart, London Road, Waterlooville

Children’s Party at the Acorn Centre, Wecock Farm

Concert by Havant Symphony Orchestra at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville

Sunday 7 December

BLESMA Christmas Lunch at the Brookfield Hotel

Monday 8 December

Visit to The Smile Centre, at Waterlooville for tour of the centre

The Berewood Christmas Christingle Event at Waterlooville

Wednesday 10 December

After the Council meeting at The Plaza, I called in at the Mayor of Chichester’s home

Thursday 11 December

East Hampshire Federation of Townswomen’s Guilds Carol Service at Fareham

Southern Domestic Abuse Service, Children’s Party at the Empower Centre, Botley Drive

Friday 12 December

Visit to Pop Up Show, Unit 13, The Boulevard, Waterlooville

Portsmouth Grammar Senior School Carol Service at Portsmouth Cathedral

Saturday 13 December

Opening of the Christmas Grotto at the Waterlooville Library

Monday 15 December

Visit to the Royal Mail Festive Delivery Office, Waterlooville

Help in Bereavement Christmas Coffee Morning

Over 50’s Lunch Club Christmas Luncheon at the Acorn Centre

Visit to Emsworth Business Association’s Members’ Festive event at Tuppeny Barn, Southbourne, Emsworth

Tuesday 16 December

School Carol Service at St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island

Thursday 18 December

Quick call in at Police event at The Woodpecker, Waterlooville

Production of ‘Seussical’, The Musical, Cowplain Community School

Friday 19 December

Visit to Beacon Food Bank to assist with packing of free food hampers to those in need

Saturday 20 December

My Christmas Charity Ball held at Mill Rythe, Hayling Island

Monday 22 December

Visit around The Plaza to wish staff a Happy Christmas

Planting of tree provided by the Big Tree Plant was planted in recognition of the passing of 100 years since the beginning of WW1

Monday 29 December

I represented the Council at the Funeral Service for Honorary Alderman Jack Carruthers at the All Saints Church, Denmead