Archive for June, 2015

Monday 22/6/15 Armed Forces Flag Raising Day and Waterloo 200 Commemorations

June 22, 2015

Armed Forces Flag Raising DayimageimageArmed Forces Flagraising Day

Today the Borough of Havant marked Armed Forces Flag Raising Day and the final part of the Waterloo 200 Commemorations.

We were so very proud to have soldiers from both 16 and 47 Regiment Royal Artillery marching onto our Public Service Plaza behind the wonderful band of the Queen’s Division.

Sunday 21/6/15 Waterloo 200 Songs of Praise

June 21, 2015

On our final visit to Waterloo 200 in Waterlooville today, we attended a service at The Sacred Heart Church. The Salvation Army Band played brilliantly with wonderful stirring hymns. I will never forget us singing “God is our Strength” to the music of The Dambusters!  Marvellous. I can see that appearing in a future service this year.

Sunday 21/6/15 Hayling 999 Day

June 21, 2015

Hayling 999 Day image

A brilliant day organised this year by the Community First Responders. With displays from the Fire Brigade and other members of the Emergency Services, a really good free day out for the family.We met the RN Bomb Disposal guys from Port Solent and chatted to our own Hayling Police.

Saturday 20/6/15 The Hayling Lions Presidential Inauguration

June 20, 2015

Today was the end of his year as president for Lefteris and start of the year for Jenny. We are sure our close relationship with The Lions will continue throughout the new year.

Hayling Island Lions Club

Saturday 20/6/15 Waterloo 200 at The Precinct

June 20, 2015

In the company of  Deputy  Leiutenant Colonel Charles Ackroyd TD RD DL, we were in Waterlooville again today. The Colonel unveiled a plaque whilst I announced the winners of the Waterloovlle flag competition.

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Friday 19/6/15 National Care Home Open Day

June 19, 2015
Southlands Nursing Home

Southlands Nursing Home

imageThis afternoon Andy and I visited Southlands Nursing Home in Havant. We met some of the residents busy decorating cakes and had a good chat with many of the staff. The atmosphere was lovely and caring, a nice place to live.

Thursday 18/6/15 The 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

June 18, 2015

Today I had the honour of unveiling the Commemorative Waterloo 200 Plaque in The Precinct at Waterlooville. Our town named after the returning Heros from the Battle 200 years ago today.

Surrounded by residents in brilliant sunshine, it was a very special occasion.

Waterloo 200 Commemorations image

Wednesday 17/6/15

June 17, 2015

On a lovely sunny morning we returned to the beautiful Staunton Country Park. The event was the Beacon Community Partnership Open Day. We had the pleasure of meeting Debbie again from The Right to Work and Kerry the Manager of Staunton Park.

We are so lucky to have met many happy young people working in the grounds, and left with broad beans and potatoes freshly dug for our dinner.

Staunton Park

Tuesday 16/6/15

June 16, 2015

Today Andy and I were invited to visit Crossway House Care Home in Havant. This is where the old Havant War Memorial Hospital was some years ago. This turned out to be of our favourite visits so far. What lovely staff and residents, much laughter and wonderful care for all those living there. Some adults had learning disabilities, some had dementia and others were elderly with increasing needs. But, they all lived together like one happy family.

I do hope they invite us back, we will be very pleased to visit them again.

Crossway House Care Home image image


Sunday 14/6/15

June 14, 2015

In the afternoon I had the honour of unveiling a new Memorial in Cowplain. The history society was formed to write a book on Cowplain and then it used the monies raised to fund the Memorial. In the grounds of The Borrow Centre, the Memorial was designed by students of Hordean Technology College.

It is in Remembrance of all those from the parish whose lives were lost in conflict.

Cowplain Memorial image image.

Sunday 14/6/15

June 14, 2015

In the morning we held our Civic Service in the beautiful St Mary’s Church on Hayling Island. Rev. Pennie Payne and I had planned the service to be happy, uplifting and patriotic. It was certainly all these things. I am so grateful to Rev. Pennie, the wonderful organist Jonathan Bunney and all at St Mary’s.

I am told there were 129 people in the congregation, fellow Councillors, Civic Dignitaries and residents of the Borough of Havant.

At the Civic Service

Saturday 13/6/15

June 14, 2015

What a wonderful evening we had at the Waterlooville Music Festival last night. It was the first night and appearing were The Royal Marines Association Concert Band. They were absolutely brilliant, we clapped our hands and tapped our feet to the music.

Waterlooville Music Festival

Friday 12/6/15

June 13, 2015

In the afternoon we went to the Langstone Technology Park. We were there to help welcome back an amazing team of 12 cyclists, from Serocor Solutions. They had cycled over 300 miles in three days, raising £13,000 for Naomi House and Jack’s Place.

Langstone Technology Park

Friday 12/6/15

June 13, 2015

In the morning I had the pleasure of unveiling an information board on Hayling seafront. This was relating to Hayling Island’s part in WW1, the board had been researched by and erected by members of U3A.

WW1 Information Board

Thursday 11/6/15

June 13, 2015

In the evening we had the pleasure of being invited to the annual cocktail party of the 12th Regiment Royal Artillery on Thorney Island. There were various pieces of Artillery on display of which Andy and I were given a tour.