Archive for June, 2015

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.

Thursday 14/5/15

June 6, 2015

In the morning we travelled to Fareham where we attended the Mayor Making of their new Mayor, Cllr Mike Ford and his wife Anne. Another lovely ceremony followed by a lunch which we enjoyed very much.

Fareham Mayor Making

Fareham Mayor Making

13/5/15 Mayor Making Ceremony in Havant

June 6, 2015
Banquet at The Brookfield

Banquet at The Brookfield

At 11am on Wednesday 13/5/15, I became the 42nd Mayor of the Borough of Havant, at a moving ceremony attended by fellow Councilors, Honarary Adermen, Distinguished guests, family and friends.

The ceremony was made even more special by the wonderful music played by members of the Havant Orchestra. Afterwards, we enjoyed a Buffet provided by RKadia, which was appreciated by everyone.

In the evening we held a Civic Banquet at The Brookfield Hotel, some of the Hayling and Havant organisations we are associated with attended the Banquet, along with many of the HBC Councillors.

We are only sorry that we had to refuse so many wanting to join us as the numbers reached the capacity of the function room. The food and service at The Brookfield were as always impeccable.

Cllr Leah Turner is elected as Mayor of Havant

June 4, 2015
Cllr Leah Turner with her Consort Andy Cousins

Cllr Leah Turner with her Consort Andy Cousins

I moved to Hayling Island in 1978, and was elected as a Havant Borough Councillor for Hayling East in 2010. I have since been a member of the DMC, the planning committee. Scrutiny Lead for Governance and Logistics and a member of the Langstone Harbour Board among other duties.

Projects I have been involved in on Hayling include Hayling for St George, a Community Concert celebrating all things English. Which is taking place in August 2015 for the fourth year. I am also a founding member of Play Parks for Hayling. This project is fundraising and planning the refurbishment of the existing play parks on Hayling Island. The other members of PP4H are Cllr Andy Lenaghan and WPC Debbie Surridge.

On 13th May 2015 I had the honour to be elected the 42nd Mayor of the Havant Borough.
My aim for my Mayoral year is to promote the Borough of Havant and to support our Armed Forces. During the year 2015-2016 there are important anniversaries to commemorate which we will mark with respect and thanksgiving.

We will fund raise for The Mayor of Havant’s Community Chest as our chosen charity this year. This money will be available to charities, good causes and Community Groups within the Havant Borough.

Andy and I look forward to meeting residents from across the Borough and representing them at Civic occasions in other towns and cities.