Archive for May, 2016

Wednesday 11/5/16 MayorMaking Ceremony

May 12, 2016

Today our Mayoral year came to an end and I handed over to Councillor Faith Ponsonby. We had a final photo taken with three of our Mayor’s Cadets and one at the Civic Banquet at The Brookfield in the evening.

Andy and I have had a wonderful year and we wish Faith and Michael the very best of luck for their year ahead, I am sure they will enjoy the role as much as we did.

Tuesday 10/5/16 Funeral of Virginia Steel

May 10, 2016


Today Andy and I attended the funeral of ex Mayor and Leigh Park Councillor Virginia Steel. In a packed chapel Father Jonathan Jeffrey led a lovely personal service. Virginia was obviously well loved by her family and residents of Leigh Park. She was a member of the Leigh Park Community Singers who sang beautifully during the service.





Saturday 7/5/16 Hayling Island May Day Arts Trail

May 7, 2016

On a sunny Saturday morning we were pleased to visit some of the talented artists on this year’s May Day Arts Trail on Hayling Island.

From paintings to ceramics, painted scarves to silver jewellery, bags to greetings cards, there is a wide variety of work on display from local residents. Well worth a visit. Until we visited last year, I had no idea how many gifted people we had living on the Island.

Wednesday 4/5/16 Licensing of the Rev. Dr Jenny Gaffin

May 5, 2016

At a lovely service conducted by The Rt Revd  Christopher Foster, Bishop of Portsmouth, the Revd Dr Jenny Gaffin was licensed as priest in charge of the Hayling Parishes.

Revd Gaffin was formerly chaplain to the Bishop and the service was a warm and personal one.

I am sure she will be popular with all the parishioners of the three Hayling Anglican Churches.