Archive for July, 2015

Friday 17/7/15 Macbeth and Reception on HMS Victory

July 17, 2015

Tonight we were guests of The Royal Naval Theatre Association in Portsmouth. After a reception on HMS Victory we watched a performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth alongside. A memorable evening along with the other Harbour Mayors.

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Thursday 16/7/15 St Themas More’s School Bedhampton

July 16, 2015

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

What a wonderful performance by such talented and confident children. We loved every minute of it so have to post more than the usual amount of photo’s! Very well done everyone.

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Thursday 16/7/15 Community Defibrillator at Hartplain

July 16, 2015

We had the pleasure today of cutting the ribbon on the box and then installing the new Community Defibrillator outside the Rainbow Pub in Hartplain Avenue. To have 24 hour access to this under the supervision of the Ambulance Service will hopefully help to save lives in the future.


Wednesday 15/7/15 Park Community School’s Awards Evening

July 15, 2015


This evening Andy and I were very happy to be present at the end of year Award’s Evening for years 7,8 and 9. A lovely group of young people. Head teacher Christopher Anders must be very proud of them.

We first listened to a truly inspirational talk by Double Paralympic Judo Medalist Ian Rose. His success in his sport matched by the obvious love of his family.

Wednesday 15/7/15. Meeting with Rev Tom Kennar re V.J Service

July 15, 2015


On Sunday 16/8/15 at 11.30am the  Havant Borough in conjunction with St Faith’s Church in Havant will be holding a service of Commemoration to mark the 70th anniversary of V.J Day and the end of hostilities of WW2. We are proud to have two members of the F.E.P.O.W organisation along with members of other Veterans organisations with Standards and laying wreaths during the service.

Rev Tom and I have now finalised the Order of Service and look forward to welcoming residents, Councillors and Civic Heads of other Boroughs to our service.

Wednesday 15/7/15 Meeting with Fairtrade representatives

July 15, 2015

This morning I met with Maureen and Sue our local Fairtrade representatives. The Havant Borough is committed to promoting Fair Trade products where possible. Helping producers in other countries to receive fair prices for the goods they sell to us.

Tuesday 14/7/15 Purbrook Park School Prize Giving Evening

July 14, 2015

It was such a pleasure to present awards at another school in our Borough that has achieved greatly improved Ofsted results. From inadequate in 2012 to good in 2015, the pupils are a credit to their school, teachers and parents. Under Headteacher Paul Foxley the school now intends to achieve an outstanding result in the future.


Tuesday 15/7/15 Annual Langstone Harbour Board Inspection Trip

July 14, 2015

Today was the annual inspection tour by boat of Langstone Harbour by the LHB. The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Frank Jonas joined the tour along with Councillors from both Havant and Portsmouth. After the tour we had a good lunch at Sinah Warren.

Frank Jonas the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth with ex Havant Mayor Ken Smith.

Frank Jonas the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth with ex Havant Mayor Ken Smith.


Monday 13/7/15 Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey

July 13, 2015

This afternoon we visited the beautiful Hillier Gardens as part of the Mayor of Test Valley’s Showcasing event.

When we have our Civic Day in September, all the Mayors and Chairmen across Hampshire will be invited to  visit some of the Tourism and Leisure facilities in the Havant Borough.

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Sunday 12/7/15 Annual County Service

July 12, 2015

This afternoon with the HBC leader Mike Cheshire and his wife Wendy, we attended the Annual County Service in Winchester. Along with Mayors, Chairmen and Council Leaders from across Hampshire.

It was a lovely service with rousing hymns. The Cathedral choir as always were wonderful.

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Sunday 14/7/15 Hampshire Harbours Bike Ride 2015

July 12, 2015

This morning we started the annual bike ride in aid of The British Heart Foundation. 800+ riders are taking part on either a 30 or 60 mile ride. Riders included Doctors and Nurses from the Waterside Medical Practice on Hayling Island. Well done everyone taking part, a brilliant cause to support.

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Saturday 11/7/15 Havant Symphony Orchestra at Oaklands School

July 11, 2015

What a wonderful evening of music we have enjoyed tonight. We are so lucky to have an Orchestra of this quality in the Borough.

Their next performance is on Sunday 19th September at The Hayling Island Community Centre, if you can make it, it will I’m sure be another memorable evening.

Havant Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 11/7/15 Springfield Care Home Annual Garden Party

July 11, 2015

Our third visit of the day was to Springfield Care Home in Emsworth. We chatted to all the residents who couldn’t speak highly enough of the care they received. They were all happy and enjoying the Garden Party in the sunshine.We had a lovely buffet lunch with the residents.

Our old friends the George Regis Jazz Band were playing in the garden, it was really good to hear them again.

George Regis Jazz Band

Saturday 11/7/15. St Thomas More’s School Bedhampton

July 11, 2015

Today the school held their Summer Fair. I was pleased to open this and released a basket of white doves, very pretty. We judged the cake competition and visited all the stalls. There were some very good Street Dancers, as well as Irish Dancers and a singer/guitarist.

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Saturday 11/7/15 Leigh Park Carnival

July 11, 2015

On a lovely sunny day, we visited the start of the Leigh Park Carnival. This year’s theme was The Wild West, and the entrants in the Fancy Dress competition dressed accordingly. After hard decisions we chose the 1st and 2nd winners of both the individual and group classes.

We then had time to walk around some of the stalls before we left for our second invitation of the day. Very well done to the Carnival Committee for another really well run event.

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