Archive for June 6th, 2015

Sunday 31/5/15

June 6, 2015

Today we attended the Mayor of Winchester’s Sunday Service in Winchester Cathedral. Words cannot describe how beautifully the choir sang. Magical. The Mayor will be coming to Hayling on 14/6/15 for our Civic Service at the lovely St Mary’s Church.

Saturday 30/5/15

June 6, 2015

The day of The Hayling Lions Club Donkey Derby. What a great day, so sunny and the Legion Field was packed with families enjoying the afternoon out.

With many stalls, fairground games and donkey rides, there really was something for everyone. The Lions Clubs do so much for our Community, it is a pleasure to be able to support them.

We also took the opportunity to publicise Play Parks for Hayling with our local police and new MP Alan Mak.

At The Lions Donkey Derby.

At The Lions Donkey Derby.

Friday 29/5/15

June 6, 2015

Today we attended the Premier of Hayling Billy Line Memories, at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre.

As a Hayling Councillor I really enjoyed seeing the DVD of the train arriving on Hayling from Havant as the line was axed many years before I came to the Island.

Thursday 28/5/15

June 6, 2015

It is usual for all Mayors to be invited to a Buckngham Palace Garden Party. So today was our turn.

Andy and I were lucky enough to be allowed to take two guests, so we took my sister Eve and my Chaplain Rev Pennie Payne. It was a lovely sunny day, albeit a little windy. We sat in the beautiful gardens people watching, drinking tea and eating sandwiches and cakes.There were two bands playing lovely music. We saw Her Majesty and Prince Philip from a little distance. Truly a memorable day for us all.

Outside Buckingham Palace

Saturday 23/5/15

June 6, 2015

Tonight we went to see ” The Happiest Days of Your Life” at the Station Theatre on Hayling Island.

it was a really funny production, the acting was brilliant, I really can’t believe the actors were amateurs.

Wednesday 20/5/15

June 6, 2015

Today two of our neighbours have their Mayor Making Ceremonies. Our Deputy Faith Ponsonby attended Southampton’s and we went to Gosport. The new Mayor of Gosport is Keith Farr and his wife June is his Mayoress. We enjoyed a lovely lunch after the Ceremony.

Wednesday evening 20/5/15

June 6, 2015

Andy and I enjoyed attending the Hayling Scouts Annual Awards Evening tonight. This is something I attend every year as a ward Councillor, but it was very special to attend as the Mayor of Havant.

Scouting in the Borough is very popular and the young people are so inspiring.

Tuesday 19/5/15

June 6, 2015

Today we went to Portsmouth’s Mayor Making Ceremony, where Cllr Frank Jonas became Lord Mayor of Portsmouth with his wife Pat as his Mayoress.

Another lovely day, it is interesting how differently each city/borough’s Mayor Making Ceremonies are.

Sunday 17/5/15 May Day Arts Trail

June 6, 2015

Our second engagement was to visit local artists exhibiting their work, this was in the Garden Centre at Stanstead House. Four very talented people, showing their skills.

Sunday 17/5/15

June 6, 2015

The Wag Walk

Our first engagement was to start the RSPCA Wag Walk on Hayling Seafront. Lots of happy dogs and owners walking in brilliant sunshine.

Evening of Saturday 16/5/15

June 6, 2015

Our last engagement of the day was at the Hayling Island Golf Club. We attended a dinner to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Lions Club of Havant. It was lovely to meet so many friends and colleagues for a delicious dinner.

16/5/15 Play Parks for Hayling Community Fun Day

June 6, 2015

Our next visit on a busy day was to the Hayling Island Community Centre. The Southern Co-op organised the day in support of PP4H a local Community project close to our hearts.

Play Parks for Hayling Fun Fay

16/5/15 The May Day Arts Trail

June 6, 2015

We visited Art Invisible at Staunton Park in the morning. A super crowd of young people having a great time

.Art Invisible at Staunton Park

Saturday 16/5/15

June 6, 2015
Emergency Services and Community Day in Leigh Park.

Emergency Services and Community Day in Leigh Park.

Our first invitation in the morning was to the Emergency Services and Community Day in Leigh Park. Lovely to meet and talk to so many of our local Emergency Services Personnel and residents.

Afternoon of 14/5/15

June 6, 2015

In the afternoon we came back to Emsworth to the St Anne’s Holiday Dialysis Centre. We were delighted to be presented to HRH Princess Alexandra who came to visit the centre. A charming lady.