Archive for November, 2015

Thursday 19/11/15 Late shift with the Waterlooville Fast Response Team

November 19, 2015

imageThank you to everyone at Waterlooville Police Station for allowing us to join the late shift!

What a variety of jobs we have been on. From attempted suicide to domestic violence, car theft to a missing person. The depth and variety of the work you do is astounding. All mixed up with a liberal dose of social work.

All done with compassion and professionalism.




Wednesday 18/11/15 Mayor of Winchester’s Civic Day

November 18, 2015


Today Andy and I joined Mayors and Chairman from across Hampshire in Winchester, for the Mayor of Winchester’s Civic Day.

Our visit included the King’s Royal Hussar’s Horse Power Museum, which was fascinating, covering centuries of history. We then visited Worthy Down where we had lunch. In the afternoon we had a guided tour of the beautiful Winchester Cathedral. Throughout our visit we were driven in an old King Alfred Bus,  around the lovely city of  Winchester.

Tuesday 17/11/15 1st meeting for Classic Vehicle Run 2015

November 17, 2015

Today in The Parlour, we met with Patrick, Peter, Brian and Robert to start planning the 2015 Classic Vehicle Run. Between them they kindly prepare the two separate routes for both cars and motor bikes.

This Fundraiser is one of the largest within the Mayoral year, last year attracting over 160 entries. A great day out for all the participants

The event will start from The Plaza at Havant and will take place on Sunday 10th April 2015.



Monday 16/11/15 Julie Boschi Long Service Award Afternoon Tea

November 16, 2015


This afternoon Andy and were happy to have a cream tea in The Parlour with Julie and her colleague Michelle. As a Councillor I have worked with Julie on several projects and it was lovely to be able to help celebrate her 25 years with Havant Borough Council.

Saturday 14/11/15. Havant District Scout Awards

November 14, 2015


This afternoon we attended the Beaver Scout Bronze Awards and Cub Scout Silver Awards at St Francis Church in Leigh Park. What lovely young people they all were. Some great characters among them as the descriptions of them from their Leaders showed.

We much enjoyed having all the photo’s taken with them.


Friday 13/11/15. Annual Exhibition of Havant Camera Club

November 13, 2015

This evening at the Meridian Centre in Havant, we opened the Annual Exhibition of the Havant Camera Club.  We thought that the composition and standard of the work on display was very high. Such a variety of photo’s, both in colour and black and white.

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Wednesday 11/11/15. Armistice Day in Havant

November 11, 2015

This morning in a simple service outside St Faith’s Church in Havant,alongside the War Memorial, we Commemorated the Fallen from War and Conflicts across the years. Around 100 people gathered to show their respects and stand for the two minute sIlence.

The photo is of Andy and I with the President, Chairman and Standard Bearer of Havant Royal British Legion.


Tuesday 10/11/15 2nd Meeting of The Mayor of Havant’s Community Chest Committee

November 11, 2015

This afternoon, I met with members of both Havant and Hayling Island Lions Clubs to discuss the latest requests for funding from our Community Chest.

We are sending cheques immediately to four applicants, the Lions are investigating two others on our behalf and two were rejected as not fitting our criteria.

The Community Chest is available for smallish pots of funding for Charities, Community Groups and good causes, within the Havant Borough.

It is lovely to send immediate help to such worthwhile local causes.

Remembrance Sunday 8/11/15

November 8, 2015

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Today we were proud to represent the Havant Borough at the annual Remembrance Day Service at St Faiths Church in Havant. We were very pleased to have Deputy Lord Leiutenant David Frere-Cook and his wife Christine with us today. He and I took the salute after the march past, which included 60 soldiers from 16 Regiment RA from Thorney Island.

The residents of Havant showed their respects by lining the streets, and for the service, the church was full to capacity.

A fitting Remembrance of our Service Personnel past and present.

Saturday 8/11/15 175th Anniversary Concert at St James’ Church Emsworth

November 7, 2015

This evening Andy and I, in the company of the Lord Leiutenant of Hampshire Nigel Atkinson enjoyed a very special concert.

The St James’ Church Choir, all the singers and presenters were excellent. The evening was a mixture of both music and the history of Emsworth. In a packed church, we all listened enthralled as the 175 years of church life were unveiled before us.


Friday 6/11/15. 100th Birthday Lunch

November 6, 2015

Today Andy and I joined the 100th Birthday celebration lunch for Miss Eileen Jones at Springwood Communty Centre in Waterlooville.

I had the pleasure of giving Eileen or Mum as she is known to everyone, her card from Her Majesty and to propose the toast after lunch.

What a lovely gracious lady.


Thursday 5/11/15 HBC Bonfire and Firework Display

November 5, 2015

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Fortunately today’s rain didn’t stop the excellent annual Firework Display that Havant Borough Council put on for residents on Stockheath Common. Although it still rained lightly, thousands of residents turned out to see the show.

Wednesday 4/11/15 Havant Borough Talking Newspaper

November 4, 2015

This afternoon we enjoyed a visit to the offices of the Havant Borough Talking Newspaper.  What a wonderful service they provide to around 150 local residents, who have either poor or no sight. We bumped into three of our local Vicars who had arrived to give readings for the fortnightly prayer.

I was happy to give a reading, where I spoke about our Community Chest and read The StarFish Story.

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Wednesday 4/10/15 Judging Police Drink Drive Posters at Waterlooville

November 4, 2015

This morning Andy and I visited Waterlooville Police Station to help judge the annual Drink Drive Poster Competition, along with Inspector Humpries and PC James.

There were around 100 entries from schools in the Borough and we found the standard to be very high. After a lengthy debate, we chose a winner and two runners up. We will be entertaining the winners to tea in The Parlour in December.

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